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Flash flooding possible for parts of Upper Midwest

A slow-moving weather system progressing from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes will bring excessive rainfall and a risk of flash flooding to portions of the Upper Midwest on Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected from central Iowa northeastward across southeastern Minn. and into Wisc. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches, with locally-higher amounts, are possible through Saturday morning.
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15 Miles ESE Essex MT

7 Day Forecast

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Missoula, MT Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Sunny

Sunny

High: 68 °F

Tonight

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

Low: 48 °F

Saturday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 61 °F

Saturday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

Low: 39 °F

Sunday

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Showers

High: 53 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Showers

Low: 39 °F

Labor
Day

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Showers

High: 59 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Showers

Slight Chc
Showers

Low: 39 °F

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 68. West southwest wind around 11 mph.
  • Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. West southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. West southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Labor Day A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
  • Monday Night A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
  • Tuesday Night A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Wednesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
  • Wednesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.