Today's temperatures will stay slightly above average throughout central Montana. The highs will remain in the mid to upper '60s. The wind will howl the strongest in eastern Montana until late afternoon. The combination of gusty winds, low humidity, and warming temperatures have escalated a Fire Watch now to a Fire Weather Warning. The areas that are being monitored are Blaine County, eastern and northern portions of Fergus County, and also Fort Belknap. The Fire Weather Warning is scheduled to end tonight. It is encouraged not to burn anything today. Today a high-pressure ridge will bring mostly clear skies to the state. Wednesday, will by far be the warmest day of the year so far. We will not have as much sunshine as today, but instead, we will have partly cloudy skies. The temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees above average. The highs will reach the low '80s and mid to upper '70s. Wednesday night, unsettling weather will enter the state, and a will stick around until Thursday. Thursday, a cold front will move through the state and bring and increasing clouds and a chance for severe thunderstorms. Thursday will be a warm day, the high temperatures will stay 5-10 degrees above average. With the warm temperatures, it can fuel thunderstorms. Also, the wind will pick back up for the state on Thursday. Friday will be a lovely spring day, but a few isolated showers is likely. The temperatures will remain in the '50s and '60s.
Enjoy your day,