Hot start to the Holiday Weekend!

Posted at 6:06 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 11:24:13-04

Today, 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 skies will remain clear, and the wind will blow comfortably.

Tomorrow all the ingredients will be present for extreme fire danger, hot temperatures, strong wind, and the humidity will be as low as 10 to 15 percent. The temperatures will hit the 90s yet again. West winds will be gusting up to 40 mph at times. Under these dry and windy conditions, it could cause near critical fire weather conditions, as fuels remain extremely dry. A Fire Watch is scheduled to go into effect tomorrow for south-central, north-central, and southwest Montana.

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 will bring showers to north-central Montana Sunday night.

Behind the passage of Sunday's cold front, the temperatures will cool down 30-40 degrees on Monday. Clouds will move in, and the high temperatures will cool to the 40s and 50s. The region will have widespread rain and snow in the higher elevations. If traveling across mountain passes, you may encounter areas of reduced visibility.

Have a great weekend,