Smoke, dry thunderstorms, and wind could increase fire risk

Posted at 8:41 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 10:41:03-04

A few dry thunderstorms could spark some fires today.

The above on demand STORMTracker video forecast with Meteorologist Carson Vickroy will walk you through the forecast hour by hour for next 24 hours so you can have an idea of what the rest of your Thursday week will look like.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN:  HIGH THURSDAY: 88°. LOW: 53° A few afternoon showers are certainly a possibility across the area. Be careful with fire activities because breezy conditions combined dry thunderstorms could spark wildfires. Chance of Precipitation: 20%

BUTTE:  HIGH THURSDAY: 85°. LOW: 46° Breezy, smoky, and very warm today. Be careful outside with more smoke settling in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms should stay off to the SE today. Chance of Precipitation: 20%

DILLON:  HIGH THURSDAY: 88°. LOW: 49° A few showers and thunderstorms today around some of the mountain ranges. Watch out for fires because hot breezy conditions will be increasing the fire danger. Chance of Precipitation: 20%

WEST YELLOWSTONE:  HIGH THURSDAY 79°. LOW: 41° Cool start will quickly get us back to the upper 70s today. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are certainly a possibility today. Chance of Precipitation: 40%


Showers and thunderstorms are possible through this weekend with a couple of very weak disturbances flowing through the jet stream. This will keep the fire danger high, however a front will pass through the area today which will keep us in the 80s tomorrow and 70s by the weekend. Stay tuned for more updates from the KBZK and KXLF STORMTracker weather team.