LeeAnn Allegretto

A view of the Davis Fire in the Kootenai National Forest, August 2, 2018.

Mild weather unlikely to expand wildfires is expected this weekend, after a week of high temperatures, low humidity and a Red Flag Warning - or an indication that weather is ripe for wildfires to start and spread. That red flag warning for the western two-thirds of Montana is set to expire at midnight tonight.

Both valleys and mountains will be impacted for locations across northwest Montana and along the Continental Divide. If the arctic front makes it further into western Montana, west-central and southwest Montana will also see snow and gusty winds.
National Weather Service, Missoula, MT.

Another blast of wintery weather is forecast for parts of western Montana later this week. It could bring heavy snow, strong winds and some dangerously icy conditions with it, said National Weather Service Meteorologist LeeAnn Allegretto.