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Warmer Weather Could Mean More Flood Water

Posted at 6:43 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:09:24-04

Steady temperatures into the 70s will lead to an increase in snowmelt.  It’s a nice warmup that will make for otherwise beautiful May weather.  A FLOOD ADVISORY continues for Meagher and Lewis & Clark Counties, and near Seeley Lake.  A FLOOD WARNING continues for the Milk River up around Hinsdale down through Glasgow to Nashua.  Thursday and Friday will be pleasant spring days with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 70s for most of the state.  An isolated thunderstorm or two are possible Friday afternoon.  This weekend won’t be a complete washout, however thunderstorms will be scattered over western and central Montana on Saturday and Sunday.  It will still be warm in the 60s and 70s both days.  A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue Monday before the activity begins to wind down on Tuesday.  Temperatures will be “steady as she goes” in the 70s.  Late next week there could be a bump up in the temperatures to the 80s.  With that warmth, snowmelt will increase which could lead to a surge in flooding around the middle of May.

Be safe and have a good day.

Curtis Grevenitz