Weather Forecast: Another great night to view Comet NEOWISE

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 07:30:06-04

MISSOULA — Another Sunny and beautiful day is expected across the northern Rockies Wednesday. Highs will be a bit warmer than the past few days topping out in the low to mid 80's.

With clear skies overhead and Comet NEOWISE now visible just after sunset, this week will bring great viewing opportunities for those wanting to try and see a glimpse of the comet. About an hour after sunset, look northwest just below the Big Dipper, this is the current location of the comet. Now the comet is visible to the naked eye, however, it may look more like a star, so make sure to grab those binoculars before heading out. Once the comet disappears from sight it wont return for thousands of years as it takes roughly 6,800 years to orbit the sun!

The warmest day of the week will move in Thursday as highs top out in the 80's to low 90's.

Temperatures then look to cool a bit by the weekend as models are hinting at a weak low pressure system moving through the northern Rockies. This will bring in slightly cooler temperatures as highs return to the upper 70's and mid 80's. A few light rain showers and thunderstorms will also be possible Friday afternoon and continuing into the weekend specifically in northwest Montana and along the divide.