Storms Near and Far from Montana

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 20:43:08-04

Hurricane Florence will likely make landfall overnight into Friday morning with maximum sustained winds around 100mph.  This system has weakened but it still a life threatening storm for the Carolinas.  It is moving very slowly at 5mph, which means some areas of North and South Carolina could experience hurricane force winds for more than 24 hours.  Powerful wind, tornados, flooding rain and a high storm surge are all occurring.  Back in Montana, a potent little storm system is bringing mountain snow, rain showers and thunderstorms to the state.  Wet weather will continue overnight but Friday will be a pleasant day for most of Montana with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 60s to around 70.  Saturday will start out mostly sunny with temperatures reaching the 70s, however late evening thunderstorms will develop and move through western Montana.  Saturday night will be stormy, but the system will slowly clear on Sunday.  More wet weather is likely later next week over the final few days of summer.

Curtis Grevenitz