An AIR QUALITY ALERT has been issued for most of the state.
An upper-level disturbance that moved through our region brought overnight light showers to the state that continued into the early morning hours for portions of northwest and central Montana. Wednesday, you'll notice daytime highs will not be a hot as yesterday. Cloud cover, smoke, and few disturbances will keep daytime highs close to the seasonal average. During the afternoon/evening, monsoon moisture will bring another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms to southwest and central Montana. The biggest threats will be gusty wind, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours at times, which could lead to localized flooding.
Thursday, expect similar conditions as Wednesday. Smoky with cooler temperatures and more moisture that will move over southwest Montana into central Montana during the afternoon/evening. The high temperatures will again remain in the upper 80s and low 90s, which is close to the seasonal average.
High pressure will build in on Friday and will assist in slowly warming daytime highs back into the mid to upper 90s for most of the state.
Have a great day.