The crummy weather has an upside: It should help keep runoff under control and reduce flooding danger a bit. From the Missoulian . . .
Both the temperature and water levels are predicted to fall in the next several days, as a cold weather system moves into western Montana and slows the snowmelt that flooded low-lying areas in recent weeks.
A “very cold air mass” will lower daytime highs across western Montana to 10-15 degrees below normal through Friday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Bauck.