Smoke expected to linger until Thursday!

Posted at 5:58 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 15:10:25-04

Smoke and haze will invade the state, but yesterday's storm activity helped filter out some of the smoke. Yesterday's system also helped calm the fire over Cinnabar. The air quality is currently between good and moderate; whereas yesterday, the air quality was in-between moderate and unhealthy for sensitive groups. A few clouds will linger, and as another cold front moves in, the temperatures will cool into the mid to low 80s for the majority of the region. Another round of storms will fire up this afternoon for southern and central Montana. The system will continue into the early hours of tomorrow and will push eastward through southeast Montana.

Thursday, the wind will shift from a southwesterly flow to northwesterly flow, and that will assist with pushing much of the smoke down to the south. A few thunderstorms will kick off again in southern Montana and will track southeast. Portions of southeast Montana is under a slight risk. The high temperatures will cool to the upper 70s and mid to low 80s.

Friday will be an overall pleasant day, the skies will be clear, and the wind will blow comfortably, and the temperatures will be in the 80s.

Saturday, fire danger is expected to be high. The temperatures will warm to the upper 80s and low 90s, the humidity will be low, and the wind will intensify.

Sunday, another front will move through and dropped the temperatures nearly 20 degrees.

Have a great day,