A RED FLAG WARNING will go into effect Thursday from 2 pm until 9 pm for portions of west-central and southwest Montana.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH will go into effect Sunday through Wednesday for northeast Montana.
A ridge of high pressure dominated today's forecast. The high temperatures rebound back into the 80s and 90s, but smoke from wildfires burning locally and regionally contributed to hazy skies.
Thursday will be another hot and hazy day, but a few showers and thunderstorms will move in from southwest Montana during the afternoon. The biggest threats will be lightning and wind. The National Weather Service has put in place a Red Flag Warning that includes southwest Montana. The high temperatures will again trend in the 80s and 90s.
Friday will be similar to Thursday conditions hot, sunny, and hazy. The chance for another round of showers will again favor southwest Montana.
Looking ahead into the weekend and next week, the temperatures will continue to soar, and records will likely fall.
Enjoy the rest of your day.