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Extreme Heat Impacting Montana Into The Weekend

Posted at 1:29 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 15:29:32-04

Near record highs are likely Friday afternoon into early Friday evening. Find out tonight at 5:30 pm and 10 pm on KBZK to see if we set any new record highs with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard.

City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 56°; HIGH SATURDAY: 97°. Hot dry and increasing wind tonight into Saturday. Extreme fire danger through midnight Saturday.

BUTTE: LOW: 54°; HIGH SATURDAY: 93°. Hot dry and increasing wind tonight into Saturday. Extreme fire danger through midnight Saturday.

DILLON: LOW: 41°; HIGH SATURDAY: 92°. Hot dry and increasing wind tonight into Saturday. Extreme fire danger through midnight Saturday.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 42°; HIGH SATURDAY: 87°. Hot dry and increasing wind tonight into Saturday. Extreme fire danger through midnight Saturday.


 NEXT WEATHER MAKER

Hottest temperatures of the year are here Friday and Saturday for SW Montana. Extreme heat, near record highs both days, extremely low humidity and a dry cold front arrives Saturday. As the dry cold front clashes with strong High pressure a pressure gradient develops and increasing surface winds develop. The combination of hot, dry and windy weather will elevate fire danger to extreme Friday into Saturday. Behind this front a gradual cooling trend will build over Montana and next week highs will fall down into the 80s.