Slow moving thundershowers

Slow moving thundershowers

The Clark Fork River in Missoula has risen to 11.47 feet. The river will continue to rise, above 13 by this weekend, which is major flood stage. It is forecast to hit 13.34 feet by Sunday.

FLOOD WARNING continues for the Clark Fork River above Missoula. As of Wednesday afternoon, the river is sitting at 11.47 feet, which is moderate flood stage.

FLOOD WARNING continues for the Blackfoot River near Bonner, the Seeley Lake community and Clearwater River.

FLOOD WARNING for the Bitterroot River in Missoula and northern Ravalli County.

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 evening through Thursday morning.

FLOOD WATCH for the Big Hole River in Beaverhead and Madison Counties.

The beautiful spring weather is transitioning into a very cool and wet period the rest of this week. A storm system is moving into the region and will bring the threat of showers and thundershowers. Some will be slow movers and possibly bring locally heavy rain to the region. Lows Wednesday night in the 40s to around 50 with highs in the 60s Thursday.

The storm system will then sit over the northern Rockies through Friday bringing showers and cool temperatures. Highs will drop to the 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 reflect this, as it will be in the 50s Saturday in Bozeman and the 60s Sunday. Meanwhile, Missoula and Kalispell will have highs reach the 60s Saturday and the 70s Sunday.

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