Up and down temperatures with more wind later this week

Tuesday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:50 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 05:50:18-04

A weak cold front will increase the cloud cover and keep temperatures a bit cooler on Tuesday.

Highs are expected in the mid 70s throughout Central Montana this afternoon.

Although not as bad as last week, more smoke is also expected to move in.

Breezy conditions will continue with stronger winds moving in on Wednesday.

An incoming ridge of high pressure will aid in the wind development and also bump the temperatures Wednesday afternoon.

Highs are expected to reach the high 70s for most on Wednesday before quickly cooling as a more aggressive cold front track our way.

Much stronger wind is expected as this cold front invades the state.

Wind gusts in excess of 30 mph are likely on Wednesday and Thursday.

Still cooler temperatures are expected on Thursday as this cold front settles in.

A few shower are possible on Thursday and Friday, primarily in the mountains.

Forecast models are suggesting that a strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild early next week.

This pressure system will have the potential to drive temperature well above average by We