Celebrations will be a little on the cool side for the Fourth of July. But the heat will follow.
With highs mainly in the 70s Wednesday, temperatures will be running about 5 to 10° cooler than average for this time of the year. But with sunshine and a light wind, condition should be pleasant.
Be aware that winds will be stronger in northeastern Montana and could cost some choppy waters on Fort Peck Reservoir.
For Thursday, temperatures warm well into the 80s to low 90s and mostly dry conditions continue.
By Friday, highs are hitting the 90s to triple digits and humidity numbers will start to drop.
Temperatures will remain near or warmer than average next week with little chance of rainfall.
Independence Day… Sunny with a high near 78. Light East breeze.
Wednesday night… Mostly clear with temperatures at about 56 for the low.
Thursday… Sunny and hotter with a high around 90.
After busy Monday night with severe storms, more could be on the way Tuesday evening.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected again Tuesday evening and overnight. So the storms could once again produce damaging winds and hail.
Most of the afternoon highs will be in the 70s, but could range from the 60s in areas like Harlowton and Livingston, to the low 80s in Eastern Montana closer to the Dakotas.
Clouds will increase bringing a chance of strong to severe storms from the mountain foothills West of Billings to pretty much anywhere in Southeast Montana.
Much as we saw last night, storm cells will be smaller but pack a punch.
For Independence Day, highs will be in the 70s to low 80s with lots of sun. That is a little cooler than average.
A much warmer pattern is expected over the weekend, with Friday likely be the hottest day the area has seen so far in 2018. Highs well in the 90s to even triple digits possible.
Tuesday… Mostly sunny with isolated afternoon storms. High near 74.
Tuesday night… Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening through about midnight. Then gradually becoming mostly clear. A low of about 49.
Independence Day… Sunny with a high near 79.