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FIRE WEATHER WARNING Wednesday for the Gallatin, Beaverhead and Deer Lodge National Forests.  This includes forests from the Butte and Salmon areas east into Bozeman.  West southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph along with humidities ranging from 10 to 20 percent.   This will create extreme fire conditions.

A cold front will enter western Montana on Wednesday.  Clear to partly cloudy in advance of it through Tuesday night with lows in the 40s to lower 50s.  Gusty winds Tuesday evening.  Warm in advance of the front on Wednesday while cooler behind it.  Highs in the 60s in Kalispell, the 70s in Missoula and Butte to the 80s in Bozeman.  A slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  Gusty winds with the front.

The weather will be unsettled and autumn like Thursday through Saturday.  Variable cloudiness with a chance of showers.  Highs in the 60s to lower 70s Thursday and the upper 50s and 60s Friday and Saturday.  Lows dropping to the 30s to lower 40s by the weekend.
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