Aside from a little haze from wildfire smoke to our west, yesterday shaped out to be an overall great day. Overnight storms brought much-needed precipitation to areas along the Hi-Line and in portions of eastern Montana. There were also reports of hail. The storms that move across the state could redevelop late afternoon/early evening in the same locations, and some of the storm cells can intensify, producing wind, hail, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning. If you happen to see a barricade in the roadway, turn around and don't drown. The high temperatures today will warm back into the upper 80s and low to mid-90s.
Wednesday, a disturbance crossing the Pacific will begin to break down the ridge of high pressure that assisted in today's hot temperatures and sunny skies. As the system passes through the state, it will also tighten the pressure gradient, which will result in windy conditions across southwest Montana. The high temperatures will again trend in the uppers 80s and low to mid-90s. The combinations of windy conditions, hot temperatures, and low humidity will increase the fire concern for southwest Montana.
Thursday will be warm and breezy. The high temperatures will top out in the 90s for most locations. There is a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop in portions of north-central and southwest Montana.
Have a fantastic Tuesday.