Weather Forecast: Scattered thunderstorms and cooler Thursday

Posted at 6:06 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 09:50:47-04

MISSOULA — A weak cold front will move through the northern Rockies today, as it does clouds will increase, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will develop and cooler temperatures will move in. Most of the storms this afternoon look to form in northwest Montana. Highs Thursday will top out in the 80s.

The off and on rain showers and thunderstorms we've seen most of the week will move out Friday. Other than another weak, although dry cold front moving through Saturday, a warm, sunny and dry weekend is expected. Highs will be in the mid 80s to low 90s Friday and Sunday and low to upper 80s Saturday.

Another day of 90 degree weather looks likely Monday. Starting Tuesday, models are showing a pacific trough breaking down the high pressure. Now no big cool down or wet storm systems look to be on the horizon, however, the overall trend is pointing towards temperatures staying around normal to slightly below normal for mid to late August with highs 80s. In short, it would appear the hottest weather of our summer is likely behind us.