Jul 9, 2012 12:45 PM by MTN News
MISSOULA- Part of the Bitterroot National Forest is under a Red Flag Warning from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday.
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Red Flag Warning as scattered thunderstorms will move through the area from early afternoon through the evening hours. The storms will have wet cores, but are not expected to bring widespread rain to the area.
Expect storms moving into the Lower Snake and Salmon River Canyon areas in Idaho as early as late morning, then crossing north central Idaho through the afternoon and early evening. The storms over the Bitterroots are expected to develop mid to late afternoon.
A Red Flag Warning is intended to alert land managers to expected weather conditions that along with sufficiently dry fuels will significantly increase fire danger.