Haze, Fire Weather, and More Rain This Weekend

Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 22:53:27-04

Smoky skies, fire danger, and cooler temperatures are the main considerations for the next few days in Montana.

In just 24 hours, our sky conditions have changed drastically.  Wednesday, the air quality in most locations was at the “Good” or “Moderate” level, but this evening, many areas are at the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” or “Unhealthy” level.  An AIR QUALITY ALERT has been issued for the Northwest corner of Montana, including the following counties: Glacier, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders. Also tonight, there is a RED FLAG (FIRE WEATHER) WARNING for locations on the Rocky Mountain Front.

Friday, there is a small chance of isolated thunderstorms near Helena and in South-Central Montana in the afternoon. Saturday will be generally clear, but Sunday will bring some changes.  Thunderstorms and rain will start out next week but will move out by Wednesday.

Have a great evening.

Katie Alexander