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We stay hot and smoke billows in on Friday

Friday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 3:45 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 08:43:41-04

Following the passage of Thursdays cold front, temperatures will remain cooler to start the day out.

However, the cooler temperatures won't stick around long as high pressure rebuilds this afternoon.

Highs are expected to climb to the low 90s on Friday.

Significant smoke is expected to be drawn into the region from wildfires located to our southwest.

This smoke will limit the UV rays this afternoon and may cause air qualities to become unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The above average temperatures and dry conditions will stick around through the weekend.

More wind is expected to kick up on Saturday with the passage of a cold front.

In anticipation of the wind and low humidity levels The National Weather Service has scheduled a Fire Weather Watch for Saturday afternoon.

This Watch is primarily for north central Montana but may be expanded if needed.

Sunday will remain dry and hot with highs in the low 90s.

An area of low pressure is expected to begin beating up on the resilient high pressure ridge on Tuesday.

If this system plays out as expected, it will cool temperatures to the mid 80s on Tuesday.

As of now the more seasonably average temperatures are expected to last through Thursday.