Significant rain showers through Tuesday will increase the likelihood of flooding for rivers and streams in western Montana.

According to the National Weather Service:

  • FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
  • For portions of Idaho and Montana, including the following areas: in Idaho, Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region, Northern Clearwater Mountains, Orofino/Grangeville Region and Southern Clearwater Mountains. In Montana, Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains, Butte/Blackfoot Region, Flathead/Mission Valleys, Lower Clark Fork Region, Missoula/Bitterroot Valleys, Potomac/Seeley Lake Region and West Glacier Region.
  • From Monday afternoon through late Tuesday night
  • An extended period of light to moderate rain will cause small streams to swell.
  • Heavy rain on Monday may cause some streams and urban areas to flood.
  • A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings.
  • Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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