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 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 Foothills- 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 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... * WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * 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.