It was a pleasant and warmer spring day for most of Montana.
Temperatures ranged from high 70s to lower 80s, though upper 60s from Great Falls to Kalispell.
The sky was sunny in the east with partly sunny skies in the center and west.
A moist flow from the southwest will combine with surface heating to bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms to the Idaho panhandle.
They will build in western Montana tonight and in central areas overnight.
Most of the strongest storms will remain in the begging.
A cold front will cross the state tomorrow.
Another hot day ahead of her in central and eastern Montana.
Becoming cooler towards the west.
Increasing winds with possible showers and thunderstorms, mainly from the center and the west.
Cooler statewide over the holiday weekend with a chance of rain each day as well as mountain snow.
Temperatures will drop below normal and remain there until Tuesday.
There will be a daily chance of rain through Tuesday.
Drier with warm temperatures the second half of next week.
Lows tonight in the 50s with highs Friday in the 70s to lower 80s in the east and upper 60s to around 70 in the west.
The highs will fall into the 40s and 50s by Monday and Tuesday before moving back into the 60s and 70s in the second half of next week.