Brooke Foster joined the NBC Montana team in March of 2006.
A few strong thunderstorms, mainly around Southwest Montana, will have the potential for small hail and gusty winds through the rest of Monday evening. Lightning strikes will increase the risk of new wildfires in our area.
Expect dry and hot weather to continue for the rest of the week. Highs will be in upper 80s and lower 90s. Some forecast computers are bringing a storm system close to our area for the 4th of July weekend. However, most are not. We will have to continue watching the weekend closely to see if thunderstorms will be possible. So far, only Bozeman has a slight chance of a shower or storm on Sunday.
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