Severe Storms Across Portions of the Central U.S.; Wet and Windy in the Northwest

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are expected this today across Kentucky, northeast Minnesota, and from southeast Colorado into the Oklahoma Panhandle. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in Kentucky. A strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Heat and record high temperatures persist in the South. Read More >

Current conditions at

Helena Regional Airport (KHLN)

Lat: 46.60445°NLon: 111.9892°WElev: 3874ft.

Mostly Cloudy

19°C

66°F

Humidity 32%
Wind Speed SSW 8 MPH
Barometer 29.8 in (1009.14 mb)
Dewpoint 2°C (35°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 18 May 05:20 PM MDT
Extended Forecast for

Helena MT

High Wind Warning May 18, 09:00pm until May 19, 09:00pm
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High Wind Warning
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. West wind around 34 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.

    Chance Rain

    High: 22 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Windy, with a west wind 35 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    Low: 4 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 10. Windy, with a west wind 42 to 47 km/h increasing to 55 to 60 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Windy. Slight
    Chance Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: 10 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Snow.  Low around 1. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 35 to 45 km/h decreasing to 23 to 33 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 65 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    Low: 1 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and noon, then rain showers likely after noon. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10. Northwest wind 18 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Showers
    Likely

    High: 10 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. North wind 13 to 18 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -1 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Light north northwest wind becoming north northeast 9 to 14 km/h in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. North northeast wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming west 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 16 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 22. West wind around 34 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Windy, with a west wind 35 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 to 60 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 10. Windy, with a west wind 42 to 47 km/h increasing to 55 to 60 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 90 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Thursday Night
Snow. Low around 1. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 35 to 45 km/h decreasing to 23 to 33 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 65 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.
Friday
A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and noon, then rain showers likely after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10. Northwest wind 18 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. North wind 13 to 18 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Light north northwest wind becoming north northeast 9 to 14 km/h in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. North northeast wind 13 to 18 km/h becoming west 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
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Point Forecast:
Helena MT
 46.59°N 111.98°W (Elev. 1218 m)
5:16 pm MDT May 18, 2022
5pm MDT May 18, 2022-6pm MDT May 25, 2022
 
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