There was a fall-like feel across Montana on Tuesday as high temperatures were well below average in spite of the abundant sunshine. Like a pendulum, temperatures will warm back to more summery levels for the next few days. Wednesday’s highs will be in the 70s to around 80, 50s and 60s in the mountains. With high pressure still dominating, skies will be clear with just a little haze. Thursday, some thunderstorms will move back through the western and central areas in the afternoon and evening. There will not be a lot of thunderstorms, rather they will be isolated. These storms will not be “dry” thunderstorms, but they will have lightning that could trigger new wildfire starts. It has been a dry summer that has cured out the finer fuels, which could be ignited by lightning if that strike was outside of areas of falling rain. Highs will be warmer Thursday and Friday, up in the 70s and 80s. Saturday, a cold front will sweep through the state with isolated thunderstorms, an increase in wind, and a decrease in temperature. Highs will still be in the 70s for most of the state. Sunday should be a pretty, pleasant day across the state with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Fairly quiet late summer weather will continue into next week. Enjoy it while we have it!
Have a nice day.