Wild Weekend Storms Helped Ease Fire Danger Temporarily

Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 21:51:44-04

Wild weekend thunderstorms created significant rain across most of Montana and most of the state's wildfires. The storms cleaned the air as well with GOOD air quality now across the state. In the wake of the the big weekend storm, there's a few really nice summer day's ahead. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the 70s and low 80s. Wednesday will be similar with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s. A breezier afternoon along with warmer temperatures will start to dry things out resulting in a rise in fire danger. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop Thursday and Friday. Along with additional moisture, the temperatures will cool down a few degrees with highs in the 70s. This coming weekend will be nothing like last weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s to low 90s. Sunday will be warm and breezy raising the fire danger once again. Highs could top 90 for many areas, but late evening thunderstorms will develop in the western and north central areas of the state. These storms will be triggered by another front that will drop temperatures for the start of next week.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz