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A pacific storm is taking it's time reaching Montana this afternoon. As of 2pm the storm was still over western Washington. Forecast models have the storm on the move this evening and spinning up into southern Canada by Thursday afternoon. There is still a good chance for strong to severe thunderstorms tonight for northern Montana. Damaging hail and damaging winds are the main concern especially on the highline. A strong pressure gradient forms overnight and into Thursday and with it increasing winds. Locally, in SW Montana West to NW winds 15 to 25 mph and gusts over 30 mph are likely later tonight and Thursday. Watch my on demand video forecast for updates on the severe weather threat and for a look at Thursdays forecast. I'll have fresh updates on the weekend forecast and 7 day outlook tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm on KXLF.