MISSOULA — High pressure will build over the northern Rockies this week leading to the hottest week so far this year.
Temperatures Monday will soar well into the 90s with even 100s possible for the lower elevations along the Montana/Idaho border (Troy, Libby, Trout Creek). Expect these hot temperatures to continue through the week and into the weekend.
The one thing we will throw into the forecast this week is the chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms especially in southwest Montana. Now with the limited amount of moisture in the air rain could be hard to come by, so the main concern will be lighting and the start of wildfires.
A few storms will develop Monday afternoon and evening then continue through the rest of the week. As we are moving into the heart of fire season this is something we will keep a close eye on moving forward.