Yesterday was a day you didn't want to miss; we had dry and smoke-free conditions, fall-like temperatures, and comfortable wind. Unfortunately, that will not be the case Wednesday. Widespread haze can be expected, and a disturbance will move in from southwest Montana during the afternoon/evening and track from the west to the east. The high temperatures will climb to the mid to upper 70s and low 80s, which will be five to ten degrees warmer than Tuesday.
Thursday strong to severe storms are possible over central and eastern Montana. Storms will be scattered in nature and have the ability to produce gusty wind and hail. The high temperatures will spend another day in the mid to upper 70s and low 80s.
Friday, a cold front will move across the state and bring another round of afternoon storms, wind, and cooler temperatures. The highs will take a quick visit to the 60s in portions of western and central Montana. The rest of the state will remain in the 70s.
Saturday, we have a chance for a few early morning showers. The temperatures will be a tad cooler behind that passage of Friday's cold front, but by the end of the week, we will have plenty of sunshine, highs topping out in the 80s, and dry conditions.
Have a great day.