MISSOULA — We are looking at another warm and sunny day across the northern Rockies with temperatures topping out mostly in the middle and upper 80's.
By late morning a weak and dry cold front will move through the region bringing breezy winds to the northern Rockies. Because of the warm, dry and breezy conditions, a Red Flag Warning (High Fire Danger) has been issued for all locations along and east of the Continental Divide.
One more hot and dry day is in the forecast Thursday as temperatures once again reach the middle 80's and low 90's.
Our weather pattern begins to change Thursday night into Friday as a weather system brings widespread rain showers and a few thunderstorms to the northern Rockies. Temperatures will drop slightly below seasonal averages Friday with highs topping out in the 70's.
After a break from the rain Saturday, forecast models continue to show a deep trough of low pressure impacting the northern Rockies Sunday through Tuesday of next week. Rain showers, cool temperatures and even a little high mountain snow along the Continental Divide all look possible with this system.