Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat in the Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, capable of severe wind (locally exceeding hurricane force), very large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes, are possible late this afternoon into tonight across portions of the of the Upper Midwest into the southern Great Lakes. Excessive heat covers much of the central third of the country and is expected to persist into the weekend over the south-central states. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Helena Regional Airport (KHLN)

Lat: 46.60445°NLon: 111.9892°WElev: 3874ft.

haze

73°F

23°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed W 6 MPH
Barometer 30.2 in (1022.69 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Last update 28 Jul 07:45 AM MDT
Extended Forecast for

East Helena MT

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Widespread haze after 10am. Areas of smoke before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Haze then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Widespread haze before 7pm, then widespread haze after 9pm. Areas of smoke between 7pm and 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Haze

    Low: 62 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

    Haze then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Widespread haze before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Haze then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light east wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East southeast wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Widespread haze after 10am. Areas of smoke before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Widespread haze before 7pm, then widespread haze after 9pm. Areas of smoke between 7pm and 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Widespread haze before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 94. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light east wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East southeast wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
East Helena MT
 46.59°N 111.92°W (Elev. 3891 ft)
7:43 am MDT Jul 28, 2021
8am MDT Jul 28, 2021-6pm MDT Aug 3, 2021
 
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