If you could use a break from the scorching hot temperatures we've had in Bozeman this summer, you're in luck.

According to the National Weather Service office in Great Falls, Montana, much-needed moisture is in the forecast for areas along the continental divide and southwest Montana. Scattered thunderstorms are expected Saturday in southwest Montana. More widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected for late Sunday, and there's an 80% chance of rain on Monday.

Gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning are possible with the storm. Flash floods are also possible. Drivers will need to be extra careful during heavy rains. If you see water on the roadway, the best thing to do is follow this advice: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

As of right now, it is uncertain where the heaviest rainfall will occur, but areas along the divide and throughout southwest Montana currently appear to have the best chance.

Temperatures will drop back down into the 80s, and there's a chance of rain showers every day next week in Bozeman. The rain will also help to improve the poor air quality in the Bozeman area. Air quality is expected to improve from "Unhealthy" to "Good" beginning on Monday, August 2.

The heavy rain will also be a welcomed sight for crews currently battling various wildfires throughout Montana.

National Weather Service forecasters in Great Falls, Montana say that it's unclear where the heaviest rain will fall, but a significant amount of moisture and widespread rain is expected over the weekend, and into next week.

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