The Treasure State was plagued with smoky skies over the weekend. There was an air quality alert issued earlier this morning, which has since expired due to slight improvements. While the alert is no longer in effect, air quality is still not at the “Good” level. Many areas are in the “Moderate” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range, with a few locations at the “Unhealthy” level.
The storms will move into the Helena area around lunchtime, continuing for the majority of the day. Southwest Montana will be hit hardest with these storms. The moisture should start to taper off by Tuesday morning for central Montana, but after a brief dry period on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, another small disturbance will move through on Wednesday night, bringing overnight showers into Thursday morning. By the end of the week, drier conditions will prevail and temperatures will be closer to the average for this time of year.
Have a great day.