Multiple weather elements will come together on Thursday, allowing for widespread showers and thunderstorms for most of the state.
A cold front with an associated area of low pressure will enter Montana early Thursday.
Cloudy skies will give way to widespread rain by this afternoon.
The best chances for heavier showers will be after 5:30pm for Central Montana.
Stronger storms are likely throughout the eastern plains late Thursday night into Friday morning.
Daytime temperatures will remain much cooler, likely staying in the mid 70s for most.
Northeastern Montana on the other hand will remain hot most of the day.