The National Weather Service out of Great Falls, Montana, has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Bozeman area. The Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday thru 9 p.m. Thursday.

The warning has been put into effect because of low humidity, hot temperatures and strong, gusty winds. Dry thunderstorms with gusty and erratic outflow winds are also possible. Increasing thunderstorm activity will create erratic fire behavior and an increased risk of new fire starts.

COUNTIES AFFECTED:
In Central Montana: Cascade, Fergus, Judith Basin
Lewis and Clark, Meagher.
In North Central Montana, Blaine, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill
Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole.
In Southwest Montana: Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson.