Cooler temperatures, rain showers, a few rumbles of thunder, and snow in the mountains will move across Big Sky Country this week. A large trough in the Pacific will move into western North America for this workweek. This is great news for a dry state that is still looking at several growing wildfires. Cooler temperatures and wet weather will also move over British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, where fires are still burning as well. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms with intervals of sunshine will move throughout the state Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. some snow could fly high up in the mountains, above about 8,000′. The cooler temperatures alone at night and during the day will help slow the fires down. Continued cool weather will extend through the weekend, with a possibility of a longer duration precipitation event developing on Sunday. It should be cool enough for snow to fly in the mountains and maybe down to some of the mountain passes, even though it’s still summer.
Have a great day,