Dave's 1st Cup of Coffee Weather Update ...
Things are quite hot in the desert southwest and some of that hot stuff is beginning to spread into the Pacific Northwest. The next few days should remain hazy-sunny with a few sct'd showers over the Divide and up at Glacier. A small system up north should then cool us off halfway through the weekend. But things remain mostly dry across Montana for the next ten days or so. A few weather systems out in the Pacific could generate some moisture, but I won't be holding my breath for anything too exciting. Today is National Daiquiri Day and tomorrow is National Lollipop Day.
- The RED FLAG WARNING has been allowed to expire, but Montana is still drying out and fire danger continues it's slow rise.
- Expect temperatures to rise through Friday, then a small system should cool us off over the weekend.
- A few sct'd showers are possible along the Continental Divide an up in Glacier Nat'l Park.
Winds have diminished and the relative humidity has made it up to 20% or more across most of Montana. NWS has let the fire weather warnings expire. But conditions should remain very warm/hot with another round of gusty afternoon winds possible on Friday. Models continue to indicate cooler air will move into the region Sunday through Tuesday. For now, a dry westerly flow is expected into early next week for most of Montana. The exception may be isolated showers are possible along the Continental Divide and over higher terrain of Glacier Park early next week. Breezy west winds will continue to develop in the afternoon and early evenings as some of stronger winds aloft mix to the surface. The periods with the most wind appear to be this afternoon, Friday afternoon and again Saturday afternoon. Temperatures should continue near normal through this weekend. Some additional warming is possible next week as the upper ridge of high pressure possible strengthens.
West of the Continental Divide-
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Highs in the 80s.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 80 to 90...70 to 80 in the mountains.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 50 to 60...45 to 55 in the mountains.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Highs 85 to 95.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs 80 to 85...70 to 80 in the mountains.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Highs 75 to 85.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.
South Central and Southeast Montana-
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s.