Another day with Thick Smoke and Unfavorable Air Quality

Posted at 5:59 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 15:27:21-04

An AIR QUALITY WARNING continues for western Montana and central Montana until Thursday morning.

Smoke will continue to impact the state's air quality. Yesterday, the air quality stayed at an unhealthy rate for a vast amount of time, and we can expect to see the same conditions through the end of the workweek. Groups who have asthma, heart, or respiratory issues should limit time outside. Most of The Treasure State will have Fall-like temperatures today, but we still have less than a week before Fall arrives. The highs will stay in the 60s and 70s.

Tomorrow, the stubborn low-pressure system that has been stationed to our west will move in from the Pacific, but it's not until late Friday that the state will get any relief.

Saturday, the region will have widespread rain, cooler temperatures, and gusty wind. With rain moving in, it will help dampen floating smoke particles and aid in effectively cleaning out smoke, which will improve the state air quality and hopefully help crews with fires around the state.

Have a great day.