It may come as no surprise to anyone who had to shovel their way out of their driveway on Saturday, but the National Weather Service hasn’t seen this kind of winter weather in Missoula for over 100 years.
The beginning of the Labor Day weekend will be idyllic in western Montana, with blue sky and warm sunshine, but from Sunday night into Monday, the National Weather Service is warning of a drastic and possibly dangerous change in the weather.
Rain has been falling steadily all night around western Montana, according to meteorologist Leeanne Allegretto with the National Weather Service Office in Missoula. She provided the overnight numbers as of 4:00 a.m.
The National Weather Service and the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management are teaming up to let residents in western Montana know that a very warm and moist weather system is headed into western Montana with heavy rain and possible flooding.