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Strong to Severe Storms Possible over the next few days

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 13:39:24-04

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Fort Peck Lake through Tuesday night.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for portions of northeast Montana until tonight.

After a beautiful start to the week, changes are moving in. A weak disturbance moved in from the south and kicked off a few light rain showers in portions of northwest, north-central, and southwest Montana. During the afternoon and evening, storms will redevelop in southwest Montana and track north to portions of north-central and eastern Montana. The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging wind, hail, and frequent lightning. Portions of eastern Montana will have a greater chance of getting larger hail, and a possible tornado cannot be ruled out.

Wednesday will be another stormy day for some. A low-pressure system will favor widespread showers in the west. Showers and thunderstorms activity will spill into portions of north-central, central, and southwest Montana. The high temperatures will trend in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Thursday, an upper-level low will bring another round of moisture, cool the temperatures, and kick up the wind for the state. The risk for severe storms will be possible across the region. The strongest storms are expected in the eastern half of the state. Daytime highs cool into the 50s and 60s for most of the state; eastern Montana's high temperatures will remain in the 80s and 90s. It's always good to remember storms can move quickly, so always make sure you have a plan.

Friday into the weekend, an area of high pressure will return, allowing for mostly dry conditions, mostly sunny skies, and the high temperatures climbing back into the 80s and 90s.

Have a great day.
A.R 😊