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Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 7:51 PM PDT on August 22, 2014/, expires at: 12:00 PM MDT on August 23, 2014
  • ...Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday morning... The Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of north central Idaho and west central Montana... including the following counties...in north central Idaho... Idaho and Lemhi. In west central Montana...Deer Lodge... Granite...Missoula...Ravalli and Silver Bow.
  • Through Saturday morning
  • widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop across the area this evening through early Saturday morning. Some of these will produce brief... but very heavy rainfall and may result in urban and/or small stream flooding as well as potential issues over recent wildfire burn areas.
  • Potential rainfall amounts for western montana: 0.60 to 1.25 inches... locally up to 2.00 inches. For central idaho: 0.30 to 1.00 inches. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Significant rain is in the forecast today through Saturday. We could potentially see 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain. The heaviest precipitation totals will be along the divide.
A Flood Watch is in effect for the following counties. Deer Lodge, Flathead, Granite, Lake, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sliver Bow and Lemhi. Rain will begin to abate Saturday night and become more scattered as we head into Sunday.

Windy conditions have prompted a Wind Advisory for Flathead Lake Friday evening. Wave heights could reach 1 to 3 feet with 15 to 25 mph winds.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect 10 pm Friday through 12 pm Saturday above 6500 feet for Glacier National Park and mountainous terrain between Marias and Rogers Passes. Logan Pass could see a couple of inches of snow overnight. It's highly unlikely that other roadways will be impacted. Light snow above 7000 feet is also possible around Southwest Montana.

Temperatures will bottom out in the 40s Friday night and only reach the low to mid 60s on Saturday. Temperatures Saturday night will reach the 30s at elevation.

Cool weather continues to start next week with another weak storm system dropping in behind the current one overhead now. Expect more scattered showers through Tuesday. Temperatures will rebound to normal values mid to late week.

Matt Gray Watch Meteorologist Matt Gray weekend nights on the NEWS AT 5 and 10. More Details.

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Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.


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