NEW: Flood Watch issued along Rocky Mountain Front and North-Central Montana

Posted at 6:09 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 08:09:42-04

We track a hazy start to the day.

Canadian wildfire smoke is still lingering around North-Central Montana which is reducing visibility.

Thunderstorms and showers will move in this afternoon and could be heavy at times.

Storms will be pretty stagnant and long-lasting.

These showers in mountains will help melt snow in upper elevations.

This will lead to excessive amounts of runoff from both showers and melted snow.

Runoff will not be able to be absorbed into the ground, because the ground is already at full capacity from last week’s flooding from heavy rain and runoff.

This is why a new Area Flood Watch has been issued for parts of the Rocky Mountain Front and into North-Central Montana.

An Areal Flood Warning is still in effect until 11:15 AM this morning for parts of the Teton River.

Gauges along the Teton near Loma have been rising quickly.

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