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National Weather Service-Missoula issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch

National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time Saturday for Clearwater, Idaho and several other counties in Idaho and Montana.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 5 p.m. PDT Saturday for a portion of central Idaho.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will bring very heavy rain, that will have the potential to create rock and mudslides along steep terrain, as well as recent burn scars and flooding in urban areas. Rainfall rates of one-half inch or more in 30 minutes are expected with stronger storms.

Areas of concern include: China Bar, Indian Creek near the Salmon River, Mackay Bar near the Salmon River, Grangeville, Woodrat Burn Area, U.S. Highway 95 from Riggins to Whitebird, US 95 north of Riggins, and Riggins.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. People should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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