After a smoky end to the month of May, June is starting off in the clear. Air quality levels are at “Good” for most of the state this morning. For hourly air quality updates, check the DEQ air monitoring website. Thanks to a weak high-pressure system over the Northern Plains, the beginning of this week will also be sunny and warm. This afternoon, we could potentially see some scattered showers and thunderstorms, but the highest chance of precipitation will be in southern and eastern Montana. A large low-pressure trough is sitting over the southwestern states, so severe weather will stay confined to our south for the first half of the week. But by Wednesday, a low-pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest, reaching Montana just in time for the weekend. We’ll have a stormy weekend with much cooler temperatures.
Have a great Monday!
Meteorologist Katie Alexander