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Andy's Hump Fire, pictured Sept. 6

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Region goes under fire watch due to forecasted winds

Statewide air quality advisory extended into Friday

Weather conditions forecasted for North Central Idaho and western Montana have the region under a fire watch that was issued earlier today (Thursday, Sept. 7) by the National Weather Service (NWS) Missoula office. According to the alert, strong westerly winds are expected to begin early Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, and continue to create widespread critical fire weather conditions through late that evening.

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