BILLINGS — Temperatures edge up through Monday, but wildfire smoke also increases.
Forecasted highs will be tricky depending largely on the amount of smoke present.
Sunny, warm and dry across most of southern Montana Friday, but areas of Eastern Wyoming and Southeast Montana pickup clouds, cooler temperatures, and a chance of showers with a closed low that’s moving into the northern plains. These areas will only see highs in the 50s and 60s Friday.
Otherwise look for readings into the mid-70s to low 80s with light winds and afternoon sun.
Saturday and Sunday, smoke from Western wildfires will increase across the area. Otherwise sunny, warm and dry with highs mainly in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Monday looks like the warmest day in the short-term. Ahead of a cold front, highs will be mainly in the upper 80s to mid 90s with sunshine and some smoke. Breezy conditions with low humidity will increase fire risk.
As a front passes Monday, temperatures settle into the mid-70s to mid 80s for the rest of the week. A few stray showers possible.
Friday… Sunny and mild with a high near 82. A variable light wind.
Friday night… Mostly clear with a low near 50.
Saturday… Increasing smoky haze. Otherwise sunny with a high near 86.