First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WIND ADVISORY Saturday for areas west of the divide, including Missoula, Butte and Kalispell.  West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

FIRE WEATHER WARNING Saturday for the Gallatin National Forest near Bozeman.  Gusty winds, dry air and warm temperatures will create a high fire danger.

Your Weekend Always in View Forecast:  Increasing clouds west of the divide Friday night with lows in the 30s to lower 40s.  A fast moving front will move across the area early Saturday.  There will be a period of showers and gusty winds in the morning around Missoula and Kalispell. Wind speeds and isolated showers impact southwest Montana by the afternoon around Butte and Bozeman. There could be a weak rumble of thunder with the showers.  Drier air will move into the region later in the day with partly to mostly sunny skies by Sunday.  Highs Saturday will be stuck in the 50s, but warm into the mid 50s to lower 60s on Sunday.

The start of next week will be nice on Monday, but short lived. A storm system will bring unsettled weather and cooler temperatures to the region by Tuesday.

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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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Brooke Foster

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Matt Gray

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