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Near Normal Temperatures Expected

The area can anticipate near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for the next eight to 14 days, according to the National Weather Service.

The news came during a monthly briefing held by the National Weather Service last week.

Officials noted that if additional flooding occurs, it would be due to increased precipitation and not because of snow melt. After being in major flooding stage, the Milk River near Glasgow was anticipated to drop to moderate flooding stage during the weekend.

The Milk River near Nashua was anticipated to be between moderate and major flooding stages.

Some areas are seeing their highest water levels since the flood of 2011.

During the month of March, the Glasgow area was 18 degrees below the average temperature. The area was near its average for precipitation.

Most of Montana has experienced below average precipitation so far in April.

For the year to date, Glasgow has 123 percent of its normal precipitation for this far into the year. Glasgow is .40 inches higher than normal since January.

The Billings area has 105 percent of its normal precipitation this year. The area is .16 inches higher than normal since January.

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