A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11 pm tonight for Northwest and West-Central Montana. We have already seen one severe storm impact the Trout Creek area in Sanders County.

The watch is in effect for the following counties:
Lincoln, Flathead, Lake, Sanders, Mineral, Missoula, Granite, and Ravalli.

Severe thunderstorms with wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and small to medium sized hail are possible through late evening. If a severe thunderstorm develops near you, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued. Stay with NBC Montana for alerts to these warnings should any occur.