The wake-up temperatures stayed in the upper 30s and mid to low 40s. The temperatures will continue to gradually warm-up. The highs will be 5-10 degrees warmer than yesterday's temperatures. The highs will warm to the mid to upper 70s, and a couple of locations in northwest Montana, highs will stay in the low 80s. Clear and sunny skies will stick around the region through the remainder of the week as high-pressure system continues to amplify.
Tomorrow will be another dry, sunny day with comfortable temperatures. The temperatures will warm to the upper 70s and 80s, the wind will pick up at times, and the humidity will be low, which will raise fire concern. A weak disturbance passing through Canada will push a slightly cooler airmass into portions of north-central MT late Friday night into Saturday morning.
As the cooler air mass work it's way through the region, north winds will be quite gusty for northwest Montana at times. The highs will stay in the 80s, and a few locations will flirt with the 90s. An upcoming weather pattern will shift the wind direction to a southwest flow, which will transport smoke from wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington over the Northern Rockies into our area. The lingering smoke and haze will have negative impacts on sensitive groups with heart and respiratory issues.
Monday, a few clouds will linger, and a few locations, temperatures will work its way back to the low 90s.
The next chance for showers will be on Tuesday.
Have a great day,A.R.😊