Haze clears, sunny skies dominate the beginning of the week

Posted at 5:14 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 07:14:39-04

Wind shifts from the west which will help to clear out some of the Canadian wildfire smoke.

A few areas are left in moderate air quality across the northeast part of the state.

Breezy conditions pick up this afternoon through North-Central Montana.

Gusts could reach up to 30 MPH across the North-Central Hi-Line.

With warmer and dryer air moving returning and breezy conditions increasing, we track elevated fire concerns through that area.

Liberty, Blaine, Phillips, Hill and Chouteau counties all have elevated fire risks, so any fires that are sparked will spread quickly in these areas.

This is especially true in areas with dead or dying grass/vegetation.

Warmer air and dryer conditions stick around through midweek.

Our next system looks to move in late Thursday.

Temperatures will take another drop and rain chances increase through the end of the week into the weekend.