There is a Red flag warning in effect from noon today to midnight MDT
tonight low humidities... hot temperatures... and increasing thunderstorm
activity for all of south central Montana and parts of north central Wyoming... The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon today to midnight MDT
tonight. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Montana... fire zones... 123... 124... 125... 126
127... 128... 129
in Wyoming... fire zones... 274... 284

* weather pattern... hot temperatures and very low relative
humidity values will be over south central Montana today. A
strong upper level disturbance will move through the region this
afternoon and will bring scattered thunderstorms to the area.
These storms will have the potential to produce gusty winds
along with frequent lightning... thus generating critical fire
weather conditions.

* Impacts... gusty winds and erratic outflow will have an impact on
any current fires or potential fire starts due to lightning activity.

* Wind... west 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Outflow winds
from thunderstorms may approach 40 mph or higher over some locations.

* Humidity... in the low to mid teens.

* Temperatures... mid to upper 90s.