We are tracking a cold front that will bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms to the region today. A few showers will develop early in the day for northwest Montana. We will begin to watch for the development of isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. Any thunderstorm that develops will be capable of producing gusty winds and lightning with brief heavy rain and hail possible in the stronger cells. The best location for thunderstorms will be west of the divide, from the northern Bitterroot Valley through the Mission and Flathead Valleys. Otherwise, partly cloudy with highs in the 70s to around 80.
Behind the front, you will notice a drop in temperatures. Highs will be in the 60s with occasional showers. Lingering showers remain in the forecast for locations south of I-90 for the weekend. Temperatures will be in the 60s to low 70s this weekend.