Another Round of Strong to Severe Storms Will Kick Off This Afternoon!

Posted at 5:19 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 11:59:24-04

Today will start off similar to yesterday, mostly cloudy skies and dry conditions. By the afternoon, strong to severe thunderstorms will develop across much of central and western parts of the state. These storms could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning, large hail up to 1" in diameter, and gusty winds. The high temperature for today will trend above average. With the temperatures warming up, the remaining snowpack in the higher elevations can create flooding. The Rocky Mountain Front favors the highest precipitation amounts, and flooding is also possible in that area. Showers and thunderstorms will carry us into Wednesday. Wednesday, the threat will move eastward. Portions of eastern Montana will get scattered showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds. Thursday, the sun will peek out at times, but the state will have widespread rain showers, mountain snow, and the wind will howl. The temperatures for Thursday will stay in the 50s for western Montana, the 60s for central Montana, and the low 70s for eastern Montana.

Enjoy your day,