Windy Wednesday, Calmer and Cooler Thursday

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 10:06:33-04

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for portions of southwest and eastern Montana.

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Fort Peck Lake.

Tuesday was breezy and warm; today will be windy and warm. A cold front will take its time working its way across the state. The frontal passage will not be associated with any moisture but will ramp up the wind. The combination of wind, warm temperatures, and low humidity have warranted the National Weather Service to issue a RED FLAG WARNING for most southern and eastern locations. The strongest wind will blow along the Rocky Mountain Front. Travel could become difficult for high-profile vehicles or those pulling trailers. The high temperatures will be similar to yesterday. Most of the state will have highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s and low 80s.

The passage of Wednesday front will leave a cooler air mass behind. The highs will cool to the 50s and 60s, and overnight lows will drop near and below freezing. It's always good to remember when the temperatures drop near and below freezing, wrap, drain or allow water pipes to drip slowly to prevent freezing and possible bursting pipes. Also, don't forget to cover sensitive vegetation.

Friday, the high temperatures will rebound back to the mid to upper 70s.

Have a great day.
A.R. 😊