Storm clouds form in Billings area Thursday morning.

Another round of heavy rain is in the forecast for Thursday in Yellowstone County just as the area began to dry up from the deluge over the past weekend.

Flash flooding is possible all day through this evening, June 8th.

The dangers include rapid water rising, washed out roads, plugged culverts, flooded basements, flooded streets, yards and fields.

AVOID Driving Through Flooded Roads!

These flash flood potential rains are made up of scattered slow moving thunderstorms that can produce very heavy rainfall quickly.

The ground becomes saturated from recent heavy rainfall, and new precipitation will run off quickly resulting in high potential for flash flooding near any thunderstorms so stay safe!

Flood Watch

“Flood Watch
National Weather Service Billings MT
132 AM MDT Thu Jun 8 2023

.Scattered thunderstorms are possible over the area this afternoon,
continuing into late tonight. These storms will form in a very moist
airmass and move slowly, resulting in locally very heavy rainfall.
Given the saturated soils from recent rainfall, any precipitation
will run off quickly resulting in high potential for flash flooding
near any thunderstorms.

Musselshell-Treasure-Northern Rosebud-Northern Stillwater-
Northern Park-Golden Valley-Red Lodge Foothills-Northern Big Horn-
Southern Rosebud-Judith Gap-Paradise Valley-Livingston Area-
Beartooth Foothills-Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains-Crazy Mountains-
Southern Big Horn-Southeastern Carbon-Northern Sweet Grass-
Bighorn Canyon-Northern Carbon-Pryor/Northern Bighorn Mountains-
Melville Foothills-Northeastern Yellowstone-Southern Wheatland-
Southwestern Yellowstone-Northeast Bighorn Mountains-Sheridan
Including the locations of Joliet, Columbus, Lodge Grass, Lame
Deer, Custer, Melville, McLeod, Absarokee, Wilsall, Pompeys
Pillar, Red Lodge, Emigrant, Bridger, Crow Agency, Lavina,
Livingston, Harlowton, Sheridan, Fishtail, Judith Gap, Big
Timber, Billings, Ryegate, Clyde Park, Forsyth, Fort Smith,
Colstrip, Fromberg, Roundup, Cooke City, Hysham, Pryor, Burgess
Jct, and Hardin
132 AM MDT Thu Jun 8 2023


* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be

* WHERE...Portions of Montana, including the following areas,
  Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains, Beartooth Foothills, Bighorn Canyon,
  Crazy Mountains, Golden Valley, Judith Gap, Livingston Area,
  Melville Foothills, Musselshell, Northeastern Yellowstone,
  Northern Big Horn, Northern Carbon, Northern Park, Northern
  Rosebud, Northern Stillwater, Northern Sweet Grass, Paradise
  Valley, Pryor/Northern Bighorn Mountains, Red Lodge Foothills,
  Southeastern Carbon, Southern Big Horn, Southern Rosebud, Southern
  Wheatland, Southwestern Yellowstone and Treasure. Portions of
  north central Wyoming, including the following areas, Northeast
  Bighorn Mountains and Sheridan Foothills.

* WHEN...From Noon MDT today through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water
  crossings may be flooded. Storm drains and ditches may become
  clogged with debris flooding and damaging roads, especially
  unpaved rural roads.

Flash flooding and debris flows are possible in and near area burn
scars including the American Fork, BobCat, Peterson, Robertson
Draw, Crooked Creek and Crater Ridge burn areas,” NWS.