A severe weather outlook has been issued for parts of central and eastern Montana. Officials are urging residents to have a plan of action in place if severe weather strikes.

Severe Weather Outlook Issued For Parts of Central and Eastern Montana

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, there is a slight risk of severe scattered thunderstorms in much of central and eastern Montana. More information can be found below. The threat of a tornado is low. For information about tornado and high wind safety, click here.

Severe Weather - Montana
  • WHAT: Scattered severe thunderstorms possible. The storms could produce damaging winds up to 65 mph, golf ball-sized hail, and the possibility of an isolated tornado or two.
  • WHERE: Central and Eastern Montana. Great Falls, Billings, Townsend, White Sulphur Springs, Conrad, Fort Benton, and more.
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  • WHEN: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Storms are expected to develop mid to late afternoon, with some possible becoming severe. Storms will gradually weaken and head east overnight.
  • IMPACT: Due to the strong winds and possibility of large hail, people and animals should seek shelter and stay inside. Damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles is expected.
Severe Weather Outlook - Montana
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What Should You Do?

Residents should have multiple ways to stay informed an receive weather alerts, and be prepared to seek shelter if needed. If you have outdoor plans, make sure you have shelter nearby. Primary threats are strongs winds and large hail. Secondary threats are heavy rain with the possibility of isolated tornadoes. For more information, visit the National Weather Service website.

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