Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:16 PM by Chrissy Kohler - StormTracker Weather Center
Updated: Aug 11, 2012 8:09 PM
MISSOULA - We've got another couple of days of toasty, sunny weather here in Western Montana. But by mid week, we'll see some changes move in including cooler temperatures and windy, stormy conditions.
High pressure will continue to dominate our weather for Sunday and Monday. We'll see sunny skies skies during the day with highs topping out in upper 80s to mid 90s. Overnight lows will drop to right around average, in the low to mid 50s under clear sky. In fact, thing looking great for folks wanting to check out the peak of the Perseid meteor showers tonight.
Tuesday is when we'll start to see a few changes. A low pressure system will move in during the day allowing for gusty winds to develop and continue through Wednesday afternoon. We've also got the chance for thunderstorms to develop late Tuesday and last into the day on Wednesday. The best chance for storms will be along the Divide and in Glacier National Park, however the chance is there for all of Western Montana.
We're also going to see our temperatures start to cool off. Tuesday we'll slide into the mid to upper 80s. But by Wednesday, we're dropping into the upper 70s to low 80s! Our overnight lows will start to drop as well with temperatures in the 40s and low 50s in the valleys to start each morning. But lows in the higher elevations could even drop into the 30s. These cooler temperatures will linger with us through the end of the week.