Today appears to be one of the last good days we will have in a forecast outlook that is dominated by below seasonal temperatures and high rainfall probabilities.
We are heading up to a high this afternoon in the upper 70s but a chance of a stray thunderstorm enters the picture as we approach the evening hours.
After today, temperatures drop to the 60s for the duration of the weekend.
Sunday looks to be a the coolest day of the bunch. Sorry to all the fathers out there who were hoping for a day on the links.
A deep band of moisture moves into the region beginning Friday fueled by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bud, currently approaching Mexico on the Pacific Coast.
Conditions set up for this moisture to be swept up towards Montana where it will overrun upsloping winds and fuel consistent rainfall over the weekend.
Current rainfall projections are around the one inch mark and those living in low-lying areas should pay attention to the potential for changing river and stream levels over the course of the weekend.
If you have the time, today is the day to get out and enjoy the great outdoors as things should start off pretty sunny before those evening storms.
Breezy conditions will likely be present all day across much of the region.
Severe weather is likely limited to the Dakotas today but if you are in the far southeastern portion of the state I would still keep my ears and eyes to the sky as things head into the late afternoon hours.