BUTTE – A new Pacific storm is sitting over the Pacific NW today and spreading mid to high-level cloud cover over Montana. There is a very low likelihood for a pop-up thunderstorm today and again Thursday.
A weak cold front will pass through the state Thursday holding temperatures down slightly and it could kick up the wind by Thursday afternoon.
By the weekend a SW flow aloft will continue and there could be limited moisture embedded in the flow. Thunderstorm chances will be low but watch out for developing storms Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon across SW Montana
City by City Forecast:
BOZEMAN: LOW: 53°; HIGH THURSDAY: 84°. Warmer! Partly cloudy with an isolated nearby rumble Thursday afternoon.
BUTTE: LOW: 51°; HIGH THURSDAY: 83°.Partly cloudy with a low probability of pop up thunderstorm Thursday and Friday afternoons.
DILLON: LOW: 53°; HIGH THURSDAY: 84°. Mostly dry and warm through the end of the week. Look for a few isolated thunderstorms over nearby mountain ranges.
WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 43°; HIGH THURSDAY: 82°. Warming up nicely through the weekend. Just watch for an isolated pop-up thunderstorm in the late afternoon hours.