Jacob Futhey

A short storm Sunday night caused lasting damage for some people in Billings.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport


Airports across the northern United States, including Montana's busiest airport in Bozeman, are getting ready for winter. 

Fire season is off to a slow start this year, but state officials say drought conditions in eastern Montana and rising temperatures across the state could change that.

Summer officially began at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday, but as the Southwestern United States bakes in a heat wave, the season may already feel like a long and sweltering slog there.

The mercury hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix on Tuesday, 117 in Las Vegas and 121 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif.

Be prepared for strong gusts, tree damage, and possible hazardous driving conditions in western Montana Wednesday.