Today is expected to be the hottest day of the year thus far. Some towns have yet to hit 90 degrees. The temperatures will go all the way up to the mid to upper 90s, and a few areas in eastern Montana temperatures will crawl into the triple digits. As the temperature rises today, people who are sensitive to heat will be at a moderate heat risk potential for heatstroke. The day will start with mostly sunny skies, but late afternoon a few thunderstorms and track northeastward. Also, don't forget to have your eye to the sky as the Comet Neowose is expected to make it's the closest approach to the earth. Another thing to keep in mind is, with the temperatures increasing today and the dry conditions in some areas, it can raise fire concerns.
Tomorrow is our next chance at widespread showers and thunderstorms. The system will likely increase the wind speed, we will have heavy downpours at times, and frequent lightning. Moisture will move into the state from the southwest, and a large portion of the state under mostly cloudy skies, the temperatures will cool back to the 70s and 80s, aside from our friends in eastern Montana whos temperatures will stay in the low 90s.
By Friday, sunny skies will return, and the temperature will climb back into the 80s and low 90s. Southern Montana may have a few isolated storms that can develop.
Have a great day and congratulations to all the 2020 graduates🎓!