A Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
8 PM MDT Friday for low humidities... strong gusty winds... and wind
shift with a cold front for all of south central Montana... most of
southeast Montana... and parts of north central Wyoming...

* affected area... in Montana... fire zones... 123... 124... 125... 126
127... 128... 129... 130, 131... 132 in Wyoming... fire zones... 274... 284

* weather overview... a warmer and breezy day will occur today
ahead of a cold front. A cold front will move through tonight
bringing a shift to strong north to northwest winds. Winds will
continue on Friday but temperatures will be cooler and humidities
higher.

* Impacts... expect hot temperatures... lower humidities and
stronger winds today. Tonight will bring a significant wind
shift with northerly winds and stronger speeds. Winds will be
strong and northwesterly on Friday but expect higher humidities and
cooler temperatures.

* Cold front... expected to move through the area this evening
through tonight shifting winds strongly from the west to the
north.

* Wind... northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Humidity... as low as 13 percent.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will create
explosive fire growth potential.