An upper level ridge will keep temperatures much warmer than average.
We can expect highs to top out 5-10 degrees warmer than we usually see this time of year.
The upper level ridge brings in warmer weather from the south and east, but this will also pull more moisture into the state as well.
Moisture moves in from the south, and we track isolated shower chances through the end of the work week in southern parts of the state.
This means Helena may get a isolated t-storm today, but most storms are expected to be non-severe and will stay south of the Capital City.
This weekend a disturbance moves through which will help set off more thunderstorms on Saturday in Central Montana.
Some of these storms may be severe since upper level winds will remain strong through Saturday afternoon.
Sunday brings another day of scattered thunderstorms chances, too.
Temperatures still remain in the mid to upper 80s and low 90s through the weekend.