Air quality is expected to deteriorate Tuesday

Posted at 4:49 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 06:49:38-04

Critical fire weather has once again warranted a fire weather warning for much of Central and North Central Montana.

Dry vegetation, low humidity, and sporadic gusty winds are expected for much of the state on Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain hot, climbing to the low 90s for most.

Air quality will also start to become an issue Tuesday.

Southwesterly winds will draw smoke throughout Central Monday.

Helena, Great Falls, and Lewistown will likely experience the lowest air qualities.

Conditions remain hot and dry through Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to cool slightly on Friday as a weak weather system moves through the state.

This will also increase the chance for showers on Friday evening and keep temperatures in the mid to high 80s through the weekend.