A warmer start to your Thursday will also bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Moisture will move into the region during the mid-morning hours and give us a potential for some lightning and brief heavy rain. The best chance for rain will be in Southwest Montana, particularly south of Bozeman this morning.
More showers and storms are expected this afternoon and evening as the heat of the day triggers a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Once again, shower and storm coverage will be greatest in Southwest Montana. Rain totals could reach a quarter of an inch from the heaviest downpours. Most of us will only see a few hundredths of an inch of moisture if any at all. Expect minimal impacts from rain from Missoula northward.
Temperatures today will be slightly cooler than the two previous days, with highs reaching the upper 70s with a few locations in the low 80s. Northwest Montana will see the most sunshine and will have a much better chance to see 80 degree temperatures.
A few showers linger around Southwest Montana on Friday with highs dropping into the low 70 across the area. Conditions remain sunny and warm through the weekend through the middle of next week.