You can see some smoke already off the distance in West Billings as we head into midweek. This is just a reminder, with temperatures already into the upper 80s in the early afternoon, you need to be very careful with fire out there because conditions are starting to get very dry.
Around the rest of the state, the temps are mainly into the 70s and 80s out west and mostly 80s back in the east, at 1:30 p.m.
Our thunderstorm outlook for Wednesday shows nothing in the form of showers or thunderstorms or even rain anywhere in Montana or Wyoming.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows where your new cold front is dropping down from Canada.
It is showing just a few high clouds around Great Falls to Lewistown to Jordan, but there's no moisture with it. There is nothing available in which to make rain.
However, a fresh batch of moisture moves in on Thursday afternoon and we could see some rain showers in the Billings area about 6 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m.
After that, most of the rain showers head off toward the east and Billings begins to dry out on Friday morning.
Our temperatures are to remain hot for Wednesday, mostly into the 90s thanks to a warm front sweeping across the state and downsloping winds off the Beartooth Mountains.
Once the Canadian cold front moves through we will cool down a 79 degrees on Thursday and then slowly work our way back up to 91 degrees again on Sunday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 55 degrees.
THURSDAY: Look for increasing clouds and cooler temperatures with a 40% chance for rain Thursday night. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 79 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for rain in the morning. Then a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 80 degrees.