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Rain Already Falling On Some Wildfires

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 09:39:05-04

Good Friday morning!
Rain is already falling in western Montana, and it's been falling over some of the state's wildfires. Wildfires in northern and eastern Idaho that have been very active and produced significant smoke over the last week are also getting rain. Each rain drop gets us closer to the end of wildfire season and there will be plenty of raindrops not only today but through the weekend. Showers this morning have generally been light but thunderstorms are likely to be mixed in with the rain showers this afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s. The combination of showers, cooler temperatures and increased humidity is incredibly beneficial in decreasing the wildfire potential. Rain will continue on and off through the night into Saturday morning. Slow clearing will take place through late morning into the afternoon on Saturday with highs staying in the 60s and 70s. Sunday will start out dry with partly cloudy skies, but showers and a few thunderstorms will once again move in late in the day. Highs again will hold in the 60s and 70s. Next week the stormy cycle will continue with rain possible every day. Monday will likely have widespread, soaking rain. Tuesday will be more showery with a partly cloudy skies. Another low pressure will bring more rain and even some high mountain snow above 8000' on Wednesday. Drier weather with more sunshine will return late in the week into next weekend. By that time, a significant dent will be made into this year's fire season.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz