Air Quality will Continue to Deteriorate!

Posted at 8:30 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 10:32:47-04

A RED FLAG WARNING will go into effect at noon for the entire area.

Upper-level winds will continue to transport smoke and haze from wildfires burning across the Western United States back into the Treasure State. The smoke will not only impact the air quality, but can reduce visibility at times, and will keep the temperatures from warming to their full potential. The highs are expected to warm 10-15 degrees above normal. Most of the state will have highs in the 80s and 90s. The air quality is likely to stay between unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy. A weak front will pass, and that will allow for the wind to pick up. Southwest to west wind will be gusting up to 35mph at times.

Tomorrow, smoke and haze will continue. The highs will stay in the upper 70s, mid to low 80s, and a few areas in south-central Montana will hold on to highs in the upper 80s.

Wednesday models are suggesting a few showers will linger, but I do not believe we will see any relief until Friday evening as an area of low pressure will move in from the Pacific.

Have a great day.