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Overnight Storms Continue into Thursday for the Rockies

4 Aug 2021, 8:45 pm

Overnight

After a few isolated thunderstorms have been crossing through the state of Montana, into the overnight hours the Storm Prediction Center keeps portions of Montana under a marginal, level 1, risk for severe thunderstorms is still possible overnight hours.

Main threats look to be isolated downdraft wind pockets.

Notice, there is very little widespread rain overnight hours. However, where we do see storms, we will be monitoring the potential for 1-2″ of rainfall.

Thursday

The coverage area for intense storms goes up for the day tomorrow across the northwest. The biggest risk is for gusty winds within these storms, but we will also be monitoring for heavy rain & lightning.

The storms continue to intensify during the afternoon and evening hours, with pockets of heavy rain.

Storms look to last through the evening hours and into the late night timeframe.

The intensity does weaken overnight but storms and pockets of steady rain will be ongoing in a scattered fashion through the northwest.

Dry thunderstorms still remains a threat even with more intensity to the rain on the way. The storm wind will be increasing the rapid spread of wildfires anywhere the rain doesn’t reach. This means in places like Nevada the rapid spread of wildfires is elevated as the upper level and onshore wind increases!

Friday

As storms keep working through the northwest the next few days, the chance for small hail and intense wind continues into the end of the workweek.

Join us on WeatherNation at 50 past the hour for forecast updates to this region!

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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