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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Continued dry weather raises fire concerns

Posted at 5:37 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 08:03:08-04

BILLINGS — Noticeably cooler Wednesday, but we are not done with the warm and dry conditions yet.

High temperatures Wednesday across southern Montana and northern Wyoming will be mainly in the 60s. That is right around average for the end of September, but 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Tuesday afternoon.

Winds will be brisk across Eastern Montana on Wednesday, with wind gusts around 25 to 35 mph in extreme Eastern Montana extending into North Dakota.

Dry conditions will continue through the extended period temperatures will be mainly in the 60s for Wednesday and Thursday, then rebound to the 70s through the weekend and into early next week for much of the region. By Monday and Tuesday, some readings could nudge back into the low 80s.

With conditions continuing to look dry, man-made wildfire concerns will increase heading into October. Use caution with campfires and any activities in the backcountry.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Mostly sunny with a high near 66. Northerly wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday night… Clear to mostly clear with a low of around 39.

Thursday… Increasing clouds in the afternoon with a high close to 67.