Slow moving storms will increase runoff
The Clark Fork River remains below 11.5 feet this morning. Levels will start to rise again Wednesday and return to major flood stage (13 feet) by Friday. The river is expected to crest this weekend at 13.79' feet.
FLOOD WARNING continues for the Clark Fork River above Missoula.
FLOOD WARNING continues for the Clark Fork River near Plains, the Blackfoot River near Bonner, the Seeley Lake community and Clearwater River.
FLOOD WATCH for the Clark Fork River at Drummond and Plains, the Flathead at Columbia Falls, the Swan near Bigfork and the Yaak near Troy.
FLOOD WATCH for the Kootenai-Cabinet area of northwest Montana, including all of Lincoln County. This is due to rain from slow moving showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Thursday morning.
We are tracking a storm system will move into the region today and bring the threat of showers and thundershowers. Some will be slow movers and possibly bring locally heavy rain to the region. Highs will be in the 70s.
The storm system will then sit over the northern Rockies Thursday and Friday, bringing showers and cool temperatures. Highs will drop to the 60s Thursday and the 50s and 60s by Friday.
Drier this weekend west of the divide around Missoula and Kalispell. However, showers may persist across southwest Montana around Butte and especially Bozeman. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s this weekend across southwest Montana. Warmer in Missoula and Kalispell with highs reach the 60s and 70s this weekend.