This late winter or early spring storm (take your pick) formed over the Sapphire Mountains southwest of Corvallis MT Friday afternoon. It's just a little one. Call it a scout for the bigger spring storms we will get.

The changing weather patterns are also shoving the temperatures around. This weekend, we had high temperatures in the 30s. Then, on Monday, March 25, the unofficial high temperature in Hamilton was in the upper 50s, with expected highs in the 60s this week.

This is a great place to watch the storms form up and burst out of the Bitterroot Mountains into the valley. And in the afternoons, the thunderclouds climb up as they stall going over the Sapphire Mountains to the east.

By the way, KLYQ will alert you to severe weather when the National Weather Service in Missoula predicts danger.

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