First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

A front has stalled across western Montana.  Winds will become east northeast behind it.  It will trigger a few showers and isolated thunderstorms through Tuesday evening, then some clearing after midnight.  Lightning strikes will bring an increased fire threat along with gusty winds.  There is a FIRE WEATHER WARNING through Tuesday evening across northwest Montana, in the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests.  Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. 

Mostly sunny across northwest Montana Wednesday.  Partly to mostly sunny elsewhere with isolated afternoon showers possible along and south of I-90.  Highs in the 70s in Butte and Bozeman the 80s in the Missoula and Kalispell areas.  Warmer Thursday and Friday with highs in the 80s to lower 90s.  A good chance of showers and storms Friday and again Saturday. 

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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.