Missoula, Montana

Taking this show out west tonight. There will be some strong thunderstorms picking up tonight in the eastern part of the state and making for an interesting day tomorrow in the Great Lakes.

At 753PM, MT, Missoula was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 74 degrees. The dew point was in the 30s, and a weak cold front has developed over southern Montana along a low slung summer time jet. Missoula’s mountainous position and the cooler air mass bode well for the next two days.
Laminar flow aloft will lead to some weak lee troughing in Montana, but will leave the western part of the state unperturbed. the tail of the jet will move through the area Tuesday afternoon, allowing for a better chance at free convection, but the moisture will be limited, and the shear will likely only manifest as clouds at the mountaintops.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 80, Low 51
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy, High 81, low 52

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 82, Low 49
Tuesday – Partly cloudy, High 83, Low 53

AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine High 80, Low 45
Tuesday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 83, low 48

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 80, Low 49
Tuesday – A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, High 82, low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. High 80, Low 48
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning…Then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent High 83, low 50

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 81, low 50
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 82, low 50

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until evening. High 82, Low 51
Tuesday – Partly cloudy until evening. Hgh 80, Low 54

Where the showers and high clouds are on this imagery is also where the jet stream is. Not bad for Missoula.

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