Q2 Weather: Stage set for a gray and overcast weekend

Posted at 4:25 AM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 06:25:41-04

Rain and gray skies will dominate the forecast picture for the Father’s Day weekend.

Moisture streaming up from the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Storm Bud will run into upsloping winds here in Montana that create good conditions for persistent rainfalll over the next couple of days.

The cloud cover and rainfall will knock temperatures down to well below seasonal marks over the next few days.

Forecast temperatures for today are in the lower 60s and remain similar for Saturday and Sunday.

Rain is most likely from this afternoon into the early evening and then starting up again overnight into the early parts of Saturday.

Models are currently pushing most of the rainfal south of us for Sunday and Monday but the conditions are still right for showers to develop. Even with the rain forecast changing, mostly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures are still in the picture heading into early next week.

While the chance of some thundershowers are possible throughout the weekend, this is not forecast to be a severe event.

Things will likely remain cool, wet and unsettled throughout much of next week.

If you are planning to recreate outdoors this weekend plan for wet conditions, changing river and small stream conditions and cool temperatures, especially at higher altitudes.