Warmer start to the week, summer begins Wednesday


Father's Day got torpedoed from being a perfect one by cloud cover and yes, morning rain. The incoming high pressure that will bring us warmer temperatures and sunshine in the coming days is moving in a little slower than anticipated. We will however see a little sunshine before Sunday is over.

A lot more sun will be in the area starting Monday. Expect clear to partly cloudy skies and highs reachin the upper 70s and low 80s. Tuesday will see a weak disturbance move across the region with a couple isolated showers or even weak thunderstorms possible. Thus, skies will be a little cloudier. This should be another warm day in the 80s however thanks to some blustery winds.

Wednesday is the Summer Solstice and will be the most daylight we get this year. Temperatures will actually start to slide once summer begins as winds shift to the northwest. Showery weather will be possible Thursday night through Saturday morning. In the higher elevations and parts of northwest Montana, we may end up starting the weekend (Friday evening) with highs only in the 60s.

There's still a lot of uncertainty as to just what will happen this weekend, but there does seem to be a big shift towards drier and warmer weather from the forecast models recently. Stay tuned.

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