The Bozeman and Livingston areas are now on a growing list of counties that are facing fire danger due to low humidity and gusty winds on Monday.

According to the National Weather Service:

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH A COLD FRONT AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

COUNTIES AFFECTED:
PARK, SWEET GRASS AND GALLATIN.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE IN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WIND: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. 

THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDESTORMS ARE POSSIBLE.

THUNDESTORMS WILL CONTAIN GUSTY WINDS AND LITTLE RAINFALL.

HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

TEMPERATURES: HIGHS IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S FOR THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS...70S IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

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 CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.