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Beautiful Back to School Weather and Beyond

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 20:40:04-04

What a beautiful day! As summer weather returned, some kids were off to their first day of school which is a reminder that summer is nearing its end. However the weather could not be more beautiful and it should stay this way for a while. Blue sky, comfortable temperatures, cleaner air and abundant sunshine should not elicit many complaints. The only issue may be the lack of precipitation and an increase in wind leading to an increase in fire danger. Wednesday’s air quality was not as good with some places experiencing “moderate” conditions. Some smoke from wildfires in Oregon and California has reached Big Sky, but it is not as poor as recent weeks. Thursday a weak and generally dry cold front will move through the state with only a thunderstorm or two down near the south-central mountains. The front will increase cloud cover over the state and also wind through most of Montana. West winds could gust over 30mph, and with lowering humidity, wild fire danger will increase along with activity on current fires. So, more smoke will likely be emitted which may mean a decrease in the air quality. Friday will be a breezy but very nice day with highs in the 70s. Labor Day Weekend is looking lovely. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny with highs in the 70s to around 80. The wind will not be too terribly strong, reaching 15mph at most in the afternoons. Labor Day Monday will have a cold front push through the state with falling temperatures down through the 70s into the 60s with stronger northwest wind up to 30mph. Most of next week similar weather will continue with dry conditions and comfortable temperatures in the 70s to around 80. There are no significant storms that will produce widespread precipitation in the extended forecast, so the fire danger will continue even though the worst of the season is likely over.

Have a great day!
Curtis Grevenitz