Posted: Jun 12, 2013 3:22 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 3:44 PM
A severe thunderstorm watch is up until 10 p.m. tonight for the following counties of SW Montana: Silver Bow, Madison, Broadwater, Meagher, Gallatin, Jefferson and Park.
A severe thunderstorm watch means severe thunderstorms could develop through early this evening and some will be capable of producing large damaging hail of 1" in diameter or larger and damaging winds up to or over 60 mph. Frequent and dangerous lightning is likely along with brief heavy rain that may cause flash flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued for burn scar areas from last summer's wildfires.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will update the current weather situation on the 5:30 and 10 p.m. news tonight on KXLF and KBZK.