The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Gallatin County and surrounding areas until 10pm tonight.

The following counting are ALSO included in this Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, Park and Sweet Grass.

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds.

When a watch is issued, you should go about your normal activities, but keep an eye to the sky and an ear to the National Weather Service's weather radio or local radio and television stations for further updates and possible warnings.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Gallatin County