Severe thunderstorms ripped across the state over the weekend with destructive wind and large hail, and Montana is not out of the woods just yet. This July has been very active with frequent thunderstorms through the first half of the month. Drier weather is in the forecast, but thunderstorms will continue through Monday night into Tuesday. Low pressure will move right over Montana on Tuesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy skies. The worst weather will be across southcentral Montana. After Tuesday, the weather will improve with diminished thunderstorms. However, wind will be an issue for Wednesday and Thursday. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs will be in the 70s to around 80 both Wednesday and Thursday. With the wind, the fire danger will increase. Fortunately with all of the recent rain, fuels are not as dry as they could be. Regardless, please use caution. Another low pressure with a cooler than normal airmass will move toward the state on Friday into the weekend. At the present time, moisture will be limited so there will only be a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be cooler than average with highs generally in the 70s. The mountains will be cool with highs only in the 40s and 50s. High pressure will move in later on Saturday with clearing later in the day. Sunday will be beautiful and sunny with highs in the 70s to low 80s.
Have a great day.