BILLINGS — Another beautiful Monday afternoon in Billings, with nothing but blue skies and maybe one or two clouds.
The temperature was like room temperature at 73 degrees under those mostly sunny skies. Our winds are out of the Northwest at 10 mph.
Around the rest of the state our temps are mostly to the 60s and 70s with the 70's right smack dab to the middle part of the state.
The smoke forecast shows the fire that started up by Judith Gap continues to send some light smoke in the south-central Montana, but so far, it's very light.
A gust of wind will blow some of that smoke to Miles City Tuesday morning.
At Billings, we still will remain rather smokeless through Tuesday and Wednesday, but by Thursday and Friday smoke from other fires will be moving to southern Montana.
The Doppler radar shows we had a few scattered rain showers in Custer, Carter and Fallon counties early Monday morning.
But those showers have since moved into the Dakotas and mostly sunny skies have returned to the state.
The high-resolution forecast model shows those sunny skies will continue Monday evening.
It will remain clear Monday night for Billings, and sunny skies return throughout most of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. We just see a few cloudy skies around Glasgow and Sydney, then.
It'll be 75 degrees at 530 p.m. Monday, then we will cool back down to the mid-50s in the morning. Then it's back to 76 degrees about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.
We will top out at 83 on Tuesday, 72 Wednesday, 82 on Thursday, then back to the mid-70s on Friday and Saturday and 65 degrees on Sunday with a slight chance of rain.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 50 degrees.
TUESDAY: Sunny and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 83 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny and cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 72 degrees.