Two new wildfires sparked on Monday, both were human-caused. This picture was taken near Three Forks above the Horseshoe Fire. Another fire was started east of Townsend on Highway 12 by a farmer that was burning his field. Not good, not smart. Tuesday’s weather will be cooler with highs in the 60s to around 70, and fortunately less wind. Afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms will be scattered about. Tonight the Northern Lights may be out but sky conditions will likely be mostly cloudy. Cooler, mostly cloudy and showery weather will continue on Wednesday and Thursday as well. Friday will be a partly cloudy day. This weekend will start out partly cloudy and warm with highs in the 70s Saturday. A few afternoon thunderstorms will develop as a new storm moves in. Sunday will be cloudy and cool with widespread showers. Enough cool air will develop that snow levels could drop to around 6000′ Sunday night into Monday morning. Some areas near the Canadian border may also see wet snow. This turn toward cooler, wetter weather will help ease some of the fire danger.
Have a great day,