Fall-like Weather Will Help Ease Fire Season

Posted at 7:56 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 09:56:01-04

Help is on the way for wildfires like the Howe Ridge Fire still burning in Glacier National Park.  Today will be windy and warm, and there’s even a RED FLAG WARNING for dangerous fire weather conditions in the southwestern part of Montana.  Highs will be in the 80s with west wind gusting up to 30mph this afternoon.  A cold front will cross the state later today with cooler temperatures and more fall-like weather for the remainder of the week.  Tuesday will be cooler and partly cloudy, with a few showers and thunderstorms developing later in the afternoon and evening.  Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers throughout most of the state.  Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and some showers will help slow fire season.  Friday morning, light rain and even some snow is possible up near Glacier National Park where the Howe Ridge, Boundary and Paola Fires are still burning.  Furthermore, wet and cool weather will move over Washington and British Columbia, where many fires are still smoldering.  The end of fire season is nearing.

Have a great day.

Curtis Grevenitz