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Summer & Fire Danger Roar Back

Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 20:59:25-04

A RED FLAG WARNING continues for most areas east of the Continental Divide through Wednesday evening.

After a day where it felt more like fall and towns like Bozeman, Dillon, Ennis and West Yellowstone had record cold high temperatures, summer came blazing back on Tuesday. Temperatures are nearly 30 degrees warmer. Strong wind has blown across most of the state creating dangerous fire weather conditions. The wind will continue to howl through the night and all of Wednesday. Fire danger will remain very high, and a wind shift in the afternoon and evening will further the risk. Highs again will be up in the 80s to around 90. Thursday will be a warm and sunny day but the wind will be lighter. Friday will have a moderate afternoon breeze and temperatures rising into the 80s and lower 90s. The start of Labor Day Weekend will be windy, hot and dry with extreme fire danger. Highs could reach the mid 90s on Saturday with wind speeds up over 30mph. A minor cold front will bring slightly cooler temperatures across the state with a few isolated showers farther north. Labor Day Monday could be pretty wet and cool as a cold front drops south out of Canada. Cold enough air could even support some snow falling in the higher mountains. It's the unofficial end to summer!
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz
Chief Meteorologist