BILLINGS — Warmer-than-average temperatures and dry conditions highlight the forecast until the end of the week.
Warm and dry conditions are expected through most of the work week, with Monday afternoon highs mainly in the mid 70s to low 80s across Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming. A bit of a breeze will blow down the east mountain slopes, but otherwise light winds and sunshine.
Tuesday afternoon’s highs will be mainly in the upper 70s to mid 80s with more sun a light wind. Temperature slip a little on Wednesday behind a week cold front, but still remain in the 70s to around 80 degrees.
Thursday shaping up to be the warmest day the week ahead of a cold front. Highs could be well into the 80s, and in the neighborhood of a few daily record high temperatures. A cool down moves in Friday, bringing a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Some wildfire smoke could come and go, but it will be less of a factor than recent weeks.
Monday… Sunshine with a high near 79. Light and variable wind.
Monday night… Clear with a low around 49.
Tuesday… Mostly sunny for the first day of astronomical fall. Well above average temperatures with a high close to 86.