A HEAT ADVISORY has been issued for northeast Montana until 8 pm.
A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for northeast Montana until Saturday at 3 am.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms moved across the state this morning. The storm activity will give away to calm conditions until this afternoon. By the afternoon there is the potential for strong to severe storms over southwest Montana. During late afternoon/early evening, the storm will strengthen and move northeast into central and eastern Montana. The biggest threats with this storm will be hail, frequent lightning, and damaging winds. Summer-like heat will remain with us, daytime highs will trend in the 80s, 90s, and in a couple of locations in eastern Montana, high temperatures may climb to the triple digits. With warm temperatures and windy conditions, the National Weather Service has a Red Flag warning out for northeast Montana.
Saturday, a cold front will ramp up the wind and bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms back into the forecast for central and eastern Montana. Strong west winds are expected to gust up to 50 mph at times. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of northeast Montana. Temperatures will remain in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Sunday will be partly sunny to mostly sunny, and daytime highs will cool near the seasonal average.
The state will start the workweek with mainly dry conditions, mostly sunny skies, and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
Tuesday through most of the week, expect a chance of afternoon and evening Thunderstorm activity.
Have a great day.