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Holiday Weekend Weather Includes Storm That's Out Of This World

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 20:45:11-04

The weather this weekend across Montana is looking great and the icing on the cake may just be the northern lights. A solar wind is heading toward Earth and could produce the aurora borealis Saturday and Sunday nights. The better chance for viewing the aurora likely will be Sunday night around midnight.
Now onto the bad...Hurricane Dorian now is an extremely dangerous storm and is expected to strengthen as it heads toward the Florida coast throughout this weekend. This storm has potential for catastrophic damage with incredible wind up to 150mph, a large storm surge flooding the coast, and torrential rain throughout the state. Recovery from the damage could take months if not years. Stay tuned as this storm likely makes landfall late on Labor Day.
For Montana, we're getting the showers and storms out of the way before the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be very similar: sunny, warm and dry. There is a slight, slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm over the Hi-Line through the afternoons but the vast majority of the state will be completely dry. Just keep an eye on that fire danger. Labor Day Monday will be mostly sunny and warm but a few isolated thunderstorms are possible late in the day. Overall it will be a sunny, warm and great weekend to be soak up the last of summer.
Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz