First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

RED FLAG WARNING Tuesday and Wednesday for the Helena, Lewis and Clark and Gallatin National Forest in southwest Montana.  Gusty winds along with dry air and lightning strikes will bring a high fire danger to the region.

Some big changes are coming to western Montana this week.  A strong cold front will move into the region late Tuesday and Tuesday night.  In advance of it, we will see skies becoming partly cloudy late Monday night and Tuesday.  A few afternoon showers and thundershowers are possible on Tuesday.  Highs in the lower 70s in Bozeman and the 60s in Butte in advance of the front.  Highs will remain in the 50s to near 60 in Missoula and Kalispell.  Gusty winds will also develop Tuesday.

Rain, snow and graupel showers will be possible along with gusty winds Tuesday night through Thursday.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy with highs only in the 40s and low dropping to the 20s to lower 30s.

A break Friday before more showers develop this weekend.  Highs will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

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Mark Heyka

Mark Heyka received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 and fell in love with the Montana lifestyle.