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Desperate for Raindrops

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 21:13:44-04

The Yogo Fire in the Little Belt Mountains ignited and blew up over the weekend. This is an indicator of just how dry the state is and how high the fire danger is. Tuesday will have extremely high fire danger again as it will be warm, dry and windy. The Yogo Fire will likely grow and emit a good amount of smoke throughout the day. On Wednesday the wind will die down but it will still be warm and dry. Thursday and Friday will be warm, dry and breezy with near record highs possible on Thursday afternoon. Finally some changes are likely this weekend. Saturday will start out dry and windy but clouds will increase through the day. Around dark, some rain will move into western Montana. Rain showers will move through the state Saturday night into Sunday. As colder air moves in, snow levels will drop to between 5,000-6,000 feet. Temperatures will be much cooler on Sunday, and the wind will really howl across the state. If you plan on being up in the mountains this weekend, be prepared for wintry conditions on Sunday. Cool, windy weather will continue on Monday. The storm this weekend will not be enough to end fire season, but it will help.
Have a good day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist