Weather Forecast: Isolated thunderstorms Thursday and Friday

Posted at 6:15 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 11:23:33-04

The northern Rockies will see sunny skies Thursday morning with clouds steadily increasing by late morning and afternoon.

Expect a few isolated rain showers and thunderstorms to develop Thursday afternoon with most of those occurring in west-central and southwest Montana. Highs Thursday will top out in the upper 70's to middle 80's.

Isolated rain showers and thunderstorm will stick around Friday afternoon. For this round of precipitation, northwest Montana will have the best chance to see these showers develop. Highs Friday will again be in the 70's to middle 80's.

Overall the Labor Day Weekend is on track to be dry and warm. Expect temperatures in the middle and upper 80's Saturday, upper 80's to lower 90's Sunday then middle and upper 80's again on Memorial Day.

The one thing to watch over the weekend, recent model runs have been trending towards a weak weather disturbance moving through the northern Rockies Saturday afternoon and evening. So, it is not out of the question for an isolated thunderstorm to develop during this time.

Quickly looking at next week, high pressure looks to remain in place through Tuesday with the ridge beginning to break down Wednesday. This would lead to a decrease in temperatures and an increase in precipitation chances by the end of next week.