A Brief Warm-up into the Holiday Weekend!

Posted at 5:58 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 09:33:39-04

After several wildfires sparked yesterday from strong wind, the wind will slightly subside today. The skies will remain clear as high-pressure rebuilds over the region. The high temperature will stay in the upper 70s and 80s.

Tomorrow, the warmup trend will continue into the weekend. High pressure will amplify, and the temperatures will climb to the mid to upper 80s and low 90s. The wind will blow comfortably, and the skies will remain clear.

Saturday will be another day where all the ingredients will be present for extreme fire danger, hot temperatures, strong wind, and low humidity. As of now, a Fire Watch is scheduled to go into effect Saturday for south-central Montana, and is set to expire Sunday. The temperatures will hit the 90s again.

Sunday will start off like Saturday, warm, hot, and windy. Later on, in the day is when significant changes start to arrive. A cold front will pass and could possibly bring showers to north-central Montana Sunday night.

Behind the passage of Sunday's cold front, the temperatures will cool down 20-30 degrees on Monday. The region will have widespread rain and snow in the higher elevations. The highs will cool to the 50s and 60s.

Remember, any fire can ignite quickly and easily, and spread rapidly under these dry and breezy conditions.

Have a great day,