Fire Weather Danger for the First Day of August

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 13:22:49-04

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for two areas in Montana.  This afternoon, the Northern Rocky Mountain Front will experience high winds, low humidity, and hot temperatures, which will all contribute to elevated fire risk in that area.  On the other hand, southwestern Montana will see isolated thunderstorms this afternoon an evening, which could spark wildfires from stray lightning strikes.

Most locations in Western Montana have moderate air quality conditions this morning.  Hazy, hot conditions will continue through the rest of today.