Critical Fire Conditions Continue!

Posted at 6:15 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 08:50:44-04

A FIRE WEATHER WARNING has now been extended to 90% of the state and is expected to expire tonight.

All the ingredients will be present for a fire to spread if sparked by a human or caused by nature. The wind will be gusting up to 40mph at times, the relative humidity will stay between 10% to 20%, and eastern Montana high temperatures will climb into the triple digits, while other areas will cool to the low 70s and low 80s as a cold front moves through the region. The cold front will keep the state windy, and will assist in an increase in cloud cover. A few passing showers are not ruled out for portions of North Central Montana.

Tomorrow, an area of low pressure will continue to keep the temperatures below average. The highs will stay in the 70s and low 80s as another front move across the region. Again, a few passing showers can not be ruled out for southern Montana.

Friday, high pressure will rebuild, and the sun will reappear. The high temperatures for Friday and Saturday will stay rather cool.

Sunday, a strong high pressure will begin to rebuild, and the temperatures will climb back into the 90s until mid-week.

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