Intense Wildfire Danger But Rain Is On The Way

Posted at 6:14 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 20:42:06-04

Wednesday has been extremely active regarding wildfires. Numerous small fires started and several large fires grew with smoke plumes extending many miles overhead. This is likely the last really bad fire weather day as much needed rainfall is on the way. Thursday will be another warm and dry day, but there will not be much wind. With highs in the 80s and low humidity the fire danger will still be high. The big change happens on Friday as widespread showers and thunderstorms will move throughout the state. Temperatures will be much cooler as well with highs in the 60s and 70s. Yes the thunderstorms will produce lightning but these storms will be wet with a healthy amount of rain soaking the ground. Rain will continue into Saturday morning for central and eastern Montana, with a few lingering showers toward the Continental Divide. By Saturday afternoon there will be partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Another storm will move in later on Sunday spreading more rain and thunderstorms through the state. Rain could be widespread through Sunday night into Monday. Most of next week will be more like fall with cooler temperatures and showers or rain possible every day. It may even be cold enough for mountain snow above 8,000'.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz