BILLINGS — We get a break from the heat, but there are still some fire weather concerns.
A combination of gusty winds and low humidity combined with temperatures into the 80s to low 90s today. This will increase the risk for new wildfires, and aggravate any fires that get started. The area of most concern is north of Billings through north-central Montana.
Conditions will be breezy north the Billings with 15 to 25 mph winds, with northwesterly winds 10 to 20 mph common in much of the region. Gusts could reach to 35 mph.
Friday afternoon temperatures will be mainly in the 80s to low 90s through Eastern Montana and northern Wyoming. Expect to sunny to mostly sunny day with the air getting very dry by the afternoon.
A small risk of thunderstorms exists of over the mountains Friday and Saturday evenings. Otherwise expect dry conditions into early next week.
Saturday run slightly warmer with afternoon highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s. A cold front moving to the area late Saturday knocks temperatures down to the 70s to mid 80s on Sunday for a pleasant break from the heat.
A dry weather pattern with highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s will persist early next week.
Friday… Sunny to mostly sunny with a high near 88. Northerly wind 10 to 20 mph.
Friday night… Mostly clear with a low near 57.
Saturday… Sunny to mostly sunny with a high hovering around 90.