Q2 Weather: Strong storms moving into Columbus, Laurel and Molt

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 17:59:11-04

BILLINGS – The Billings National Weather Service is issued a significant weather advisory for parts of south-central Montana.

The Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over central Stillwater County moving Northeast at 30 mph.

Nickel size hail and winds gusting to 50 mph are possible with the storms.

Locations impacted by the storms include: Columbus, Laurel, Halfbreed Lake wildlife, Park City, Molt and Comanche.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with the storms and may lead to localized flooding.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with the storms lightning can strike 10 miles away from the thunderstorm seek a safe shelter inside a building or a vehicle.