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Q2 Weather: Sunny, windy and quite warm

Rangeland wildfire concerns for Tuesday
Posted at 6:19 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 08:25:05-04

BILLINGS — Rangeland Wildfire Danger today.

High pressure ridging across much of the western U.S. will bring mostly sunny skies to the region through the rest of the forecast period.

Compression heating ahead of an approaching cold front will kick afternoon highs into the low 80s across the plains.

Relative humidity values will drop in portions of eastern Montana while winds pick up a bit. As a result, Rangeland Wildfire Danger is elevated Tuesday afternoon from northeast Montana to south central Montana and westward.

In the wake of the cold front, northerly winds will cool daytime highs back into the 60s on Wednesday.

The forecast for Billings

Today: Sunny and warmer with west winds 10 to 20 mph and a high of 81.

Tonight: Clear skies, northwest winds 5 to 15 mph and a low of 46.

Wednesday: Sunny and cooler, north winds 5 to 10 mph and a high of 66.