More wind and low humidity will offer up critical fire weather this afternoon

Thursday morning forecast with Jason Laird
Posted at 6:14 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 08:14:24-04

Temperatures rebound and strong wind takes over the state this afternoon.

Daytime highs are on track to climb back to the upper 70s and low 80s today.

Given the strength and direction of the wind more smoke is expected to drift across the state today.

Sustained winds are expected to range from 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 35 to 40 mph.

The wind in combination with the low humidity levels has prompted the National Weather Service to schedule a Fire Weather Warning for this afternoon.

Slightly cooler temperatures will once again settle in on Friday.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the low 70s on Saturday as our next weather system approaches.

This system is expected to pass through the state Saturday night into Sunday morning.

A few shower are possible around Great Falls, however the majority of the moisture is expected to remain to our southwest.

Temperatures will be low enough in the mountains to offer up a few flurries about 6,000 feet.

Temperatures will drop just below average on Sunday following the passage of this system.

Still cooler temperatures will settle in on Monday with highs upper 50s.

Forecast models are suggesting that temperatures will remain in the mid to high 50s through Wednesday of next week.