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July Heating Up After Chilly Mornings

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 20:49:14-04

A July jacket may have been necessary the last few nights as unusually cool temperatures were found across the state. Some areas even had a frost. Warmer temperatures are on the way as Montana heads into the hottest time of the year.
Skies have been and will be clear for viewing Comet Neowise. Look to the north-northwest about 90 minutes (about 11pm) after sunset to locate the comet that is visible to the naked eye. A pair of binoculars really help to see the comet and tail. In the morning hours, look to the north-northeast about 90 minutes (about 4am) before sunrise and you should be able to locate the comet as well.
Thursday will be a warmer day for much of the state as highs reach the 80s to around 90. Skies will be sunny and the wind will be light. Friday a weak front will push through the state with a few isolated thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 80s and the wind will be stronger, gusting up to 25mph. The weekend looks very nice across the state. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s. A few isolated thunderstorms may be found across eastern Montana on Saturday, with a few isolated storms over the mountains on Sunday. Generally, the weather will be dry through the weekend and into next week. Next week, temperatures will warm up through the 80s into the 90s. As the number of dry days continue to increase and temperatures warm, the fire danger will continue to increase across the state.
Curtis Grevenitz