Hail and VERY gusty winds are expected in Madison and Gallatin Counties this afternoon.

At 307 PM MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13 miles east of Ennis...or 23 miles east of Virginia City...moving east at 30 mph.

Hail up to one-half inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with this storm...along with heavy rain and frequent dangerous lightning.

Locations near the path of this storm include...mainly rural areas of central Gallatin and extreme eastern Madison counties.

This storm may intensify...so be certain to monitor local radio and TV stations...as well as local cable TV outlets...for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.