Many Missoulians and folks residing in western Montana are thanking Mother Nature this morning for some much needed precipitation. The rain and wind led to clear skies, greeting residents with fresh air and a little less smoke.
UPDATE -- 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. The National Weather Service is predicting wet thunderstorms with the potential for flash flooding Thursday and Friday that could continue through the weekend. The southern Bitterroot Valley could be hardest hit.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the rest of the week in the Missoula area, but Meterologist Luke Robinson with the National Weather Service said there are more than thunderstorm watches to be aware of this evening.
In Billings, U.S. Senate candidates Steve Daines and Amanda Curtis squared off last night, each pounding home familiar themes. Republican Daines on his job-building skills, and Democrat Curtis on being an outsider,or as she said 'one of us'.