Hot Temperatures & Increasing Wildfire Smoke For Butte

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 15:38:18-04

The bigger issue in the short term weather pattern will be increasing wildfire smoke with a WSW flow aloft. Larger out of control wildfires in northern California is sending a very thick column of smoke up into Oregon and the steering winds aloft will drive this smoke toward Montana Tuesday into Wednesday.

We will be monitoring air quality ratings very closely over the next handful of days.

If you are traveling west into Washington, Oregon and even Idaho be prepared for extreme heat through Tuesday afternoon and triple digit heat is very likely in the afternoon Monday and again Tuesday.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 53°; HIGH TUESDAY: 87°. Warm and dry for Monday afternoon with clear and cool overnight. Tuesday look for hot temperatures to hit Bozeman along with increasing clouds by afternoon and increasing wildfire smoke.

BUTTE: LOW: 49°; HIGH TUESDAY: 86°. A dry weather patter is likely to continue for Butte through tomorrow. However, look for increasing clouds Tuesday afternoon and be ready to limit your outdoor exposure to increasing wildfire smoke tomorrow.

DILLON: LOW: 49°; HIGH TUESDAY: 89°. Hot and dry for Dillon today into Tuesday. SW flow will increase wildfire smoke across Beaverhead county through mid-week.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 34°; HIGH MONDAY: 62°. Warm and dry pattern for West Yellowstone this week. The hottest forecast highs are Monday and Tuesday and then a slight cooling trend for the rest of the week. Look for increasing wildfire smoke for the next handful of days.