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Montana Ag Network Weather: May 27th

Posted: 7:33 AM, May 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-27 09:33:06-04

Widespread showers will continue to dominate the forecast on Monday.

The heaviest rain will stay around Lewistown where upwards of an inch of new precipitation is possible.

The rain is expected to taper of on Tuesday allowing for more sun to move in.

By Wednesday, dryer air will take over allowing for plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the high 70s.

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely later this week.


Flood Concerns….

Water levels remain very high coming off of the weekend rain.

According to the National Weather Service in Great Falls…

Flood warnings remain in place across portions of Glacier, Toole, Teton, Pondera, Lewis and Clark, and Cascade counties until further notice for both overland and river flooding.

The Dearborn River has risen above flood stage and will continue to rise to near moderate flood stage by early Monday.

Badge creek near Browning has also risen above minor flood stage.

The Marias River near Shelby is now expected to reach minor flood stage early this work week, so portions of southern Glacier and Toole counties were added to the on-going flood warnings.

The Sun River, Teton River, and numerous other creeks are also rising quickly in response to the heavy rainfall.

Delayed rises in rivers, creeks, and streams are still possible today and perhaps into Tuesday.

Other area worth watching are low land and poor drainage areas of Judith Basin and Fergus counties as overnight and forecasted Monday rain may bring some localized flooding issues.