It hard to believe that after getting almost a foot of snow is the higher elevations on Monday night that there is indeed a Fire Weather Watch in effect for most of South Central Montana including Bozeman and Gallatin Country through Saturday night. Here's why:

Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Saturday evening for low humidities... unseasonably warm
temperatures... and strong gusty winds for most of south central
Montana and parts of north central Wyoming below 6000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Fire
Weather Watch below 6000 feet... which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Saturday evening.

* Affected area... in Montana... fire zones... 123... 124... 126... 129

* Impacts... critical fire weather conditions are possible Friday
afternoon and evening... and Saturday afternoon and evening as a
result of low humidities... gusty southwest winds and unseasonably
warm temperatures.

Wind... southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph Friday
afternoon and evening. Southwest 20 to 30 mph Saturday afternoon
and evening.

Humidity... in the mid teens to lower 20s.

Temperatures... upper 60s to upper 70s.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.