Temperatures peak today

Wednesday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:56 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 08:07:17-04

Temperatures skyrocket on Wednesday as high pressure dominates the forecast.

Wednesday is shaping up to be the hottest day this week with highs well into the 90s and even a few triple digits throughout the plains.

More wind is also expected over the next few days only heightening the fire danger.

A few spotty thunderstorms are possible this evening primarily in southwestern Montana and over the mountains.

Thursday will present a much better chance of strong afternoon thunderstorms.

An incoming cold front is on track to meet up with a moisture flow from the south Pacific.

These elements combined with the daytime heat will allow for strong and possibly severe thunderstorms during the afternoon.

Storms should begin picking up near Helena around 2p - 3p in the afternoon.

From there, they are expected to track along the Rocky Mountain Front extending east to Lewistown.

They will likely impact the Great Falls region between 4p - 6p in the afternoon.

The storms will continue to track northeast making their way through Havre around 8p.

The remainder of the work week through the weekend will trend more on track with average temperatures wise with highs in the low to mid 90s.

A few spotty showers are possible once again on Saturday afternoon.