Good Wednesday morning, western Montana! The National Weather Service says we'll continue to have smoky skies today, tempering the sunshine. This afternoon's high temperature should reach 85 degrees, with 5-9 mph winds from the west northwest.
Tonight, look for continued smoky skies and a low of 57. Winds will grow light and variable overnight.
Here is the Weather Service's daily forecast through the weekend.
Thursday: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming west 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night: Areas of smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy smoke before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.