STORMTracker Weather

Sep 5, 2013 9:40 AM by Meteorologist Matt Jones

Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and cooler temperatures on the way

A strong area of low pressure developing over the Pacific Northwest will bring the possibility of heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and much cooler temperatures to Montana as we head into the weekend.

For today, we start mostly sunny but clouds will be building through the afternoon eventually leading to scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Some of the storms this afternoon could turn strong producing heavy rainfall and small hail along with gusty winds.

Another hot day before the storms arrive with highs in the lower to middle 90s.

On Friday, moisture and instability will continue to increase as the area of low pressure moves closer to the state.

Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread during the late afternoon and some storms could turn severe producing large hail and damaging winds.

Over the weekend, the storm system will continue to slowly move through the state bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms along with much cooler temperatures.

Here's a look at the rainfall forecast through Saturday evening. Notice that locations along the Rocky Mountain Front could see 1 to over 2" of rain.

Highs will drop into the 70s over the weekend which is around average for this time of year.

Have a great day!
Meteorologist Matt Jones


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