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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

By Mark Heyka, Chief Meteorologist, mheyka@keci.com
Published On: May 13 2013 02:39:21 PM MDT
Updated On: May 13 2013 09:19:54 PM MDT

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH until 10 pm for Missoula, Flathead, Lake, Mineral, Ravalli, Granite, Powell and Deer Lodge Counties.

This includes Missoula, Kalispell, Polson, Deer Lodge and Hamilton.

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WIND ADVISORY through this evening for the Butte, Anaconda and Deer Lodge areas along with Flathead Lake.  West southwest winds 15 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

A strong cold front will move into the region this evening, producing showers and storms.  Strong winds and hail are possible with the stronger storms.    Temperatures will be very warm in advance of the front, with cooler air moving in behind it.

Stay tuned to NBC Montana and NBCMontana.com for the latest First Alert Forecast.