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Today will be an active Day!

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 13:09:51-04

A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for eastern Glacier, Toole, Eastern Pondera, and Liberty until tomorrow night.

Today will start with an increase in clouds and mild temperatures. Next, showers will develop in southwest Montana, and by late morning the showers will transition into thunderstorms. As of now, a large percentage of the state is at a Marginal Risk for severe thunders storms, and that simply means isolated severe thunderstorms are possible. The system will begin over the mountains in southwest Montana, and will then track northeastward into central and north-central Montana. A few storms may become strong to severe. The storms could produce frequent lightning, hail, and gusty winds.

Tomorrow we will have all the ingredients for fire danger, humidity less than 20%, gusty winds, and warmer temperatures. The temperatures will climb back into the 80s and low 90s. A drier front will enter the state and aid in developing isolated storms mainly south of Helena and Lewistown. The rest of the state will have sunny skies.

Saturday, another minor disturbance will move through, and a few pop-up showers are likely in central and eastern Montana. Sunday, the temperatures will regain its strength, and the temperatures will climb back to the upper 80s.

Next week another strong high pressure will move in and bring the heat.