Winds pick up Thursday

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 17:14:31-04

Besides some strong gusts from thunderstorms, we haven’t had much wind to deal with this summer.

That changes Thursday.

An area of low pressure to our north will send winds across the mountains, and they’ll spread out and strengthen as they head over the divide and toward us.

Wind gusts will be in the 30 to 40 mile per hour range for most of us Thursday, with some gusts up to 50 miles per hour possible along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Generally, wind this strong in July would prompt major fire weather concerns, but recent rains have the area pretty green still.

Additionally, temperatures are much cooler than normal.

Highs will be mainly in the upper 70s, with a few lower 80s in Eastern Montana.