BILLINGS — The fall colors are in full swing Tuesday afternoon as the fall foliage is not quite at its peak, but just beginning to turn.
Right now, in Billings, we have mostly sunny skies with 81 degrees and a northwest wind at 13 mph.
Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly into the 60s, 70s and even a few 80s across eastern Montana.
Our smoke forecast shows we are going smokeless for a few more days. Then by Thursday afternoon and evening, we could see more smoke move in, but that'll be blown out by Friday.
In the meantime, we are looking at a few spotty showers coming out of Saskatchewan, Canada and moving into North Dakota.
But those showers are all associated with a cold front which will be back into the Billings area Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
However, this cold front is virtually moisture-starved by the time it gets here and all it will be doing is making cloudy skies and no rain for Billings.
Eventually, the whole system will push up against the mountains Wednesday night.
It will be 77 at 6 p.m., then cool back down to the 50s in the morning and back to 62 degrees about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
We will top out at 66 on Wednesday, 67 on Thursday, up into the mid-70s on Friday and into the upper 70s on Sunday and Monday of next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 47 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and cooler. North winds 5 to 10 mph. High 65 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and still cool. East winds 5 to 10 mph high 67 degrees.