High temperatures in Sheridan today combined with expected gusty winds and low humidity could create the potential for high fire danger.
A red flag warning has been issued by The National Weather Service for parts of northeast Wyoming including Sheridan County, parts south central and all of southeast Montana, and parts of northwest South Dakota.
Dry conditions combined with low relative humidities in Sheridan, and in Montana in from Harlowton to Columbus to Billings with those high winds up to 35 mph creating critical fire conditions Tuesday.
Red flag warnings are issued when critical fire weather conditions caused by a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures create “explosive fire growth potential”, according to the NWS.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 92 degrees in Sheridan today, with highs of 92 again on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday highs are predicted to be in the 80s.
Gusty winds are expected to subside tonight, and the warning is in effect until 9 pm.