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Montana Weather Summary

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Montana Weather Summary

National Weather Service Great Falls MT

400 PM MDT Fri May 7 2021



Increasing clouds this morning have given way to showers and 

thunderstorms over the western half of Montana this afternoon. Some 

of the storms were producing brief heavy rainfall, occasional 

lightning strikes and gusty winds.



As of mid afternoon, the warmest temperatures were over Eastern MT, 

while it was much cooler over Western MT. Miles City was one of the 

warmer locations, with a temperature of 74 degrees, while Butte was 

only 48 degrees. Rainfall amounts of a few hundredths to just over 

two tenths have been reported over Western and Southwestern MT this 

afternoon.



For tonight, expect showers and thunderstorms to move from west to 

east across the state. Some storms could be strong this evening. The 

rain will begin to change to snow after Midnight, especially at 

higher elevations. Overnight lows will range from the upper 20s to 

the lower 40s.



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