BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Forecasters say dangerous fire weather is in store for much of the Northern Plains over the next several days, with gusting winds and low humidity levels that could lead to explosive wildfires.
The National Weather Service said a cold front will push into the region late Tuesday, generating strong winds and isolated thunderstorms.
As a result, red flag warnings and fire watches have been issued for North and South Dakota, southeast Montana, most of Wyoming and western Nebraska.
The agency advised people who have conducted recent controlled burns to make sure they are completely out to reduce the risk of sparking a wildfire.
Tuesday’s cold front was expected to be followed by wet snow in areas of Montana and Wyoming into Wednesday.