As a drought continues across North-Central and Eastern Montana, there could be some minor relief in sight.
After a warm, dry, and windy Easter Sunday, we anticipate some precipitation to move into the region overnight Sunday into Monday. We need the precipitation to make a dent in the dry conditions. Most of North-East Montana is currently under a severe drought, with parts of Richland and Roosevelt Counties starting to show extreme drought.
Meanwhile a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of the viewing area beginning overnight tonight through Monday night. Higher elevation passes will likely see significant snowfall impacts. Travel will likely become hazardous in these areas. Lower elevation impacts are also possible (although there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the exact timing, precipitation type, and exact locations of the impacts). The unsettled conditions will move out of the area by Monday night and into Tuesday.
The sun will return mid-late next week with another disturbance entering the region by next weekend. We'll monitor the specifics of that system as it gets closer.