Warming Up Wednesday For Butte & SW Montana

Posted at 2:10 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 16:10:42-04

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 47°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 86°. Mostly dry tonight into Wednesday. Cool overnight but warming back up into the upper 80s Wednesday. Lingering wildfire smoke will continue. Winds generally on light side.

BUTTE: LOW: 43°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 85°. Dry pattern will continue for Butte over the next 24 hours. This dry atmosphere will cool temperatures down nicely tonight but quickly warm up Wednesday afternoon. Wildfire smoke will continue to impact air quality.

DILLON: LOW: 46°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 86°. Clear and cool tonight and sunny and warm Wednesday. Winds should be on the light side but wildfire smoke will continue to sit over Dillon into Wednesday.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 30°; HIGH WEDNESDAY: 78°. Perfect weather pattern over the next 24 hours, dry and warm except tonight with clear skies morning lows will drop down around freezing but sunny and warm Wednesday. Lingering wildfire smoke is likely.


The next weather maker will arrive late Thursday into Friday with a Canadian cold front dropping down into Montana and monsoon moisture lifting up from the South. Forecast models show several days with afternoon to early evening thunderstorms are likely through the weekend. Forecast models suggest that this round of storms could bring some much needed rainfall. However, any thunderstorm activity could lead to new fire starts. Look for updates on this changing pattern with my full forecast tonight at 5:30 pm and 10 pm on KBZK and KXLF.