Missoula, Montana

Much of the weather has been centered in the High Plains in the last few days, with high pressure parked in the eastern US. In the western US, the story has been the heat. What’s the story between, right in the northern Rockies?

At 1053PM, MT, Missoula was reporting a temperature of 65 degrees with clear skies. Missoula finds itself between two other features, with the trough contributing to the severe weather in rhw High Plains to the south, and a broad upper level trough in Hudson Bay draping a cold front east to west through the central Canadian Prairies.
All things will be moving to the south through the night, meaning the Canadian Cold front is the feature to take note of in Missoula. The heat wave inducing ridge is directed towards western Montana, which will slow the advance of the cold front until after the forecast period is through and notch up temperatures in the interim. Still, expect some increasing clouds which will help allay the heat on Tuesday afternoon.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 88, Low 57
Tuesday – Increasing clouds, High 91, Low 61

TWC: Tomorrow  –  Sunny skies, High 94, Low 53
Tuesday – Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sunshine; very warm, High 93, Low 52
Tuesday – Partial sunshine; very warm High 93, Low 55

NWS: Tomorrow – Widespread haze. Sunny,High 92, Low 56
Tuesday – Mostly sunny,  (late storms) – High 94, Low 58

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny haze, High 92, Low 52
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 93, Low 54

WN: Tomorrow – Hazy, High 92, Low 56
Tuesday – Partly cloudy with isolated storms, High 94, Low 58

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy in the evening. High 89, Low 56
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy starting in the morning. High 93, Low 60

Satellite is pretty dadgum quiet across the west.


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