A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the northern Rocky Mountain Front, Central Montana, Southwestern Montana, and West of the Continental Divide in the Kalispell area.  A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect in Lewis and Clark County, along the Musselshell River, and along the Sun River. A LAKE WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Fort Peck Lake today as well.

This morning started off quiet for central Montana, but the rainy pattern is not finished yet.  Starting late this morning, showers will move from western Montana into central Montana, bringing widespread but light rain.  This moisture will continue throughout the day Friday, with some raindrops hanging on Saturday morning as well.

Snow as low as 5000′ is possible on Friday.  Flooding is forecasted to peak this weekend, getting worse before it improves. More scattered showers will begin on Sunday night kicking off the next work week and sticking around through at least mid-week.

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Be careful in flooded areas.

Katie Alexander

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A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, Katie chose to major in meteorology when a severe winter storm hit her college town, canceling class for almost a week. She was taking an introductory meteorology course and was fascinated learning how and why the storm came through. After college, Katie moved to Madrid, Spain to teach English for a year, enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate. However, Katie is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up in St. Louis, she has seen everything from flash flooding and funnel clouds to extreme thunderstorms and even thundersnow! But even with all of this experience, nothing could prepare her for winter in Montana. Despite the harsh winter, Katie is excited to forecast and learn about mountain weather patterns, and to live in a state with such fantastic mountains and top-notch stargazing. Katie is the meteorologist on Daybreak, every morning at 6.