Areal Flood Advisory:

Issued at: 9:16 am MDT on May 23, 2016, expires at: 9:15 AM MDT on May 24, 2016
  • The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a
  • Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for poor drainage areas for... northern Missoula County in west central Montana... north Central Lake County in northwestern Montana...
  • until 915 am MDT Tuesday
  • at 908 am MDT...due to recent rainfall and more rain forecast to occur...substantial ponding on area roadways is likely...if not already occurring. Be mindful of small streams rising over their banks today into tonight as well.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include... Polson...Ronan...Pablo...Turtle Lake...Kings Point... Finley Point and kicking horse. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. Lat...Lon 4744 11412 4796 11415 4796 11404 4805 11390 4746 11384

48-Hour Forecast

FLOOD WARNING for the Columbia Falls, Martin City, Hungry Horse and Coram areas of northwest Montana will remain in place this morning.  FLOOD ADVISORY for most of the Flathead and Mission Valleys.  4 to 6 inches of rain have fallen from Hungry Horse to Blankenship Road and 2 to 4 feet of snow have fallen above 6000 feet in Glacier Park and north of Whitefish.  Additional snowfall of 6 to 12 inches is expected above 6600 feet in the Mission and Swan Ranges.

A large storm system continues to sit over the northern Rockies.  That means more heavy valley rain and mountain snow will continue, mainly across northwest Montana through Tuesday morning.  Standing water on roadways will impact travel around the Flathead Valley. An additional tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain will be possible today.

Elsewhere, showers are possible from the Missoula area south and east to the Bozeman and Butte areas of southwest Montana.  Outside of the precipitation, skies will be cloudy with below normal temperatures.

Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

The unsettled weather will continue daily through the weekend and likely into early next week.

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