Roller Coaster Ride of Temps into the First Day of Fall

Posted at 7:07 AM, Sep 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 11:20:55-04

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Fort Peck Lake until 9 pm.

The state temperatures will be on a rollercoaster ride over the next week or so. A cooler airmass will leave behind highs in the 50s and 60s, and overnight lows will drop near and below freezing. A few passing showers will fall over central and northeast Montana but are expected to clear out by late morning.

Before a southwesterly flow puts the temperatures on the upward side of the rollercoaster, portions of northeast Montana will wake up to the coldest temperatures of the season. By the afternoon, the highs will rebound back into the mid to upper 70s.

Saturday will be the warm before the storm. The high temperatures will soar to the 80s and 90s, and strong west winds will increase the fire concern for the state. A slow-moving disturbance will begin working its way into northwest Montana during the evening.

By Sunday, clouds will build in, and widespread rain will fall in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations. The highs will fall to the 50s and 60s in western and central Montana.

Rain will continue into Monday in the lower elevations, and several inches of snow is expected to fall in the mountains. The highs will remain in the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday, the sun will return, and the temperatures will slowly begin to regain their strength.

Wednesday is the first day of fall, and the state will have sunny skies and fall temperatures.

Have a great day.
A.R. 😊