A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for portions of southwest and central Montana until tonight.
AN AIR QUALITY WARNING will remain in effect until late afternoon for portions of west-central, northwest, southwest, and southeast Montana.
Today is the second day of August, and today started with areas of dense fog over portions of southwest Montana. Today's high temperatures will trend cooler than yesterday. The highs will range from the 70s to the 80s. Eastern Montana's high temperatures will remain in the upper 90s. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will move in over southwest Montana during the early afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will move through the state rather slow, resulting in flash flooding favoring the southern half of the state and in portions of central Montana. With much-needed rain moving in, the state air quality will briefly improve. If you happen to see barricades in the roadways, turn around and do not drown.
Rain showers will persist through Tuesday morning in central and eastern Montana. Rain and cloud cover will hold eastern Montana daytime highs to the low 90s. The rest of the state's high temperatures will warm back into the mid to upper 80s and low 90s.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and hot. The high temperatures will rebound close to the triple digits in western Montana and uppers 80s and low to mid-90s everywhere else.
Thursday, another round of monsoon moisture will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms back into the forecast. The high temperatures will cool near the seasonal average.
Friday into the weekend will feature more showers and cooler temperatures.
Have a great day.