Higher Fire Danger Wednesday Afternoon & Evening For Butte

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 15:26:06-04

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 53°; HIGH THURSDAY: 82°. Watch for increasing surface winds this afternoon and evening. WSW winds 10 to 20 mph are likely with slightly stronger peak gusts at times. Low humidity, warm temperatures and increasing wind will bring higher fire danger through sunset for Bozeman. 

BUTTE: LOW: 48°; HIGH THURSDAY: 82°. Mostly dry and windy for Butte this afternoon. There could be a few nearby mountain rumbles through sunset. Clear and cool overnight and mostly sunny and warm Thursday.

DILLON: LOW: 51°; HIGH THURSDAY: 86°. Warm, dry and windy for Dillon Wednesday afternoon. Use extreme caution with all outdoor activities as higher fire danger is expected. Clear and cool overnight and sunny and warm Thursday.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 44°; HIGH THURSDAY: 81°. West Yellowstone watch for a few late afternoon to early evening thunderstorms Wednesday. Leftover moisture from yesterday’s storm combined with greater surface heating today will add additional lift and could bring a few storms your way. After sunset storms will diminish and Thursday looks mostly dry and warm.


Biggest concern in Wednesday’s forecast is increasing surface winds through sunset. Temperatures are much warm today compared to Tuesday, humidity is a little lower and with increasing surface winds look for a greater chance for an accidental fire start. There is a Red Flag Warning up through 9 pm for Northern Gallatin County, Eastern Jefferson County, Broadwater and Meagher Counties.