MISSOULA — High pressure will begin to build over the western half of the United States this weekend leading to sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Friday will be the last day of below-average temperatures for quite some time as highs top out in the upper 70s to mid-80s.
Expect temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s Saturday and upper 80s to mid-90s by Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday of next week look to be the hottest days of the week with temperatures well in the 90s and even some 100s across western Montana.
However, there are a few things we will be watching as we start next week.
Models are showing the potential for increasing clouds and perhaps some thunderstorm development on both Monday and Tuesday as warm winds bring Monsoon moisture from the southwest into west-central and southwest Montana.
Predicting these storms and timing this out is very difficult, but if this happens temperatures may not warm to their full potential. Either way though, expect hot temperatures as we start next week.
High pressure and hot temperatures look to stick around through most of next week as highs remain in the upper 80s and 90s through at least Thursday of next week.