A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for north-central Montana that will go into effect tomorrow.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH has been issued for south-central Montana and southeast Montana and will go into effect tomorrow.
Over the next few days, the temperatures will be on a Fall roller coaster ride. Yesterday, Helena tied a record high of 84°F that was set back in 1980; today, the temperatures will be slightly cooler from the passage of yesterday's cold front. The high temperature will stay in the 60s and 70s. The wind will blow comfortably, and overall today will be a beautiful Fall day.
Tomorrow, a combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and above-average temperatures have escalated a Fire Weather Watch to a Fire Weather Warning. Under these conditions, it's always good to remember; one less spark means one less wildfire, so use caution while engaging in outdoor activities.
Friday will be mostly sunny, an area of high pressure will begin to break down, allowing for the temperatures to cool back into the upper 60s and low to mid-70s.
Saturday, the temperatures will climb back into the 70s and 80s; it is not until late Saturday night that much-needed rain will move in.
Sunday will be cool, wet, and windy.
Enjoy your day.