A slice of west Missoula will be under a flood watch from Tuesday morning until further notice.
Missoula temperatures are expected to hit the high 70s next week as the Clark Fork swells with snowmelt.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Kitsmiller says residents near Kehrwald Drive and the north end of Tower Street should prepare their homes in advance.
“I’m sure most of those people already have their sandbags ready. But if they don’t, right now and through the weekend is the time to get them set and try to redirect that water around their house," he says.