Change in Montana weather could help with devastating fire season

 SPOKANE, Wash.—The first snow of the year could come before summer is over.

Montana has mostly seen fire and smoke all summer, but snow could be in the forecast for the Big Sky State.

Montana has seen a devastating wildfire season.

Red flag warnings and air quality alerts are still in place throughout much of Montana as dry and windy weather fuels the wildfires.

The Storm Tracker 2 Team is also tracking a winter storm warning for the highest elevations of Montana. Those areas could expect one to four inches of snow from Thursday night through the day Friday.

While the snow isn't expected to hit the elevations where the fires are burning, cooler temperatures and moisture could help put out the flames.

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