First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

FIRE WEATHER WATCH Saturday for the West Lolo, Kootenai and Flathead National Forests of northwest Montana.  Winds up to 15 mph and humidities ranging from 6 to 20 percent will bring a very high fire danger to the region.

We will experience a hot beginning to the weekend and the month of August.  Very stable and dry air exists over western Montana.  Sunny days this weekend with highs in the 90s to around 100 and low in the mid 40s to mid 50s. 

Monsoon moisture will move into the region next week bringing an increased chance of isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will gradually fall back to the upper 70s and 80s the latter half of the week.

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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

Brooke Foster joined the NBC Montana team in March of 2006.

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Matt Gray

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