Incredibly healthy mountain snow

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The current snow-water equivalent in the mountains is simply amazing. This is such good news ahead of the summer months. Although wildfire season is inevitable, it is certainly good news for higher ground. Showers, thunderstorms and regular rain will affect parts if not all of Montana through the weekend into early next week. With more precipitation and snowmelt from the mountains, Montana’s rivers, streams and reservoirs will fill. These waterways have been very low in part because the high mountain snowpack hasn’t really happened yet. Supervise young children and pets around any cold, fast moving water. Friday will have scattered showers and thunderstorms across most of the state. Highs will remain near average in the 60s and 70s. The first weekend of June is looking to be quite wet for most of the state. Showers and thunderstorms will increase Saturday afternoon, highs will be in the 60s and 70s. Sunday will be a wet day for most of Montana with widespread rain showers and a few thunderstorms, highs will be in the 50s and 60. Mountains will be soggy and cool, snow levels could drop below 6000′ late in the evening. Wet weather is expected to continue overnight Sunday through Monday. Gradually, the weather will dry out and warm up until next week.

Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist

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