Matt Gray


POSTED: 3:11 PM Jul 10 2013   UPDATED: 4:30 PM Jun 24 2014
Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from The Florida State University. This is his first professional position in the weather field and he is excited to begin his career at NBC Montana.

Matt became fascinated with weather while watching thunderstorms during the hot Florida afternoons. The 2004 hurricane season has serious impacts on the Sunshine State, including Matt's hometown of Ocala, FL. It was then that he began to consider meteorology as a career. During his time at FSU, Matt spent summers launching weather balloons in Oklahoma and interning at WHNT TV in Huntsville, Alabama where he decided to pursue a broadcasting career.

Matt is an avid sports fan and follows the New York Mets, New York Giants, and his alma mater's sports teams. He also enjoys outdoor pursuits such as backpacking and plans to spend more time outdoors now that he resides in a place as beautiful as western Montana. In his brief time in Montana, he has covered everything from blizzards to wildfires to severe thunderstorms.

Matt wants to hear from you! Please email him weather photos, weather related story ideas, and any questions or comments you may have. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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First Alert Forecast: Sunny with a few thundershowers

Once again we will see afternoon thunderstorms across Southwest Montana as a huge pool of moisture in Idaho temporarily slides to the north. Much of the activity will be south of Bozeman and Dillon in places like Ennis, West Yellowstone, and Lima. Showers will extend northward into the Big Hole and the Butte area. Expect locally heavy rain and occasional lightning. For the most part, storms will stick to mountainous terrain and won't pose much of a threat. Expect peak activity during the late afternoon and early evening; roughly 3 pm to 8 pm.

The clouds and showers will help keep temperatures cooler in Southwest Montana. Highs will be in the low 80s for Butte and Bozeman. On the state line, expect highs in the 70s.

Little clouds or rain are expected for Missoula and Kalispell today. Both cities will break 90 degrees this afternoon. Hazy conditions this morning from wildfire smoke will marginally improve with an afternoon breeze. Lows across the region will dip into the 50s tonight.

Expect a similar pattern tomorrow with more widespread storm activity possible on Friday as a cold front enters the area. Increased coverage of showers and storms will be possible due to this on Friday and Saturday along with breezy conditions. At the moment this appears to be a low impact event with many of us only seeing clouds and sunshine. The weekend will see slightly cooler temperatures after the front passes with a slight chance of showers and storms remaining.

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