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Q2 Weather: Predicting fair weather for Montana Fair

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BILLINGS -

For the most part, it’s kind of a quiet Friday here in Billings.

However, the climate prediction center’s thunderstorm outlook for the day does show isolated showers across much of western Montana.

There is a marginal risk of severe storms in the eastern edge of the state.

In the early afternoon, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery showed one shortwave disturbance dropping down out of Canada from Havre all the way over towards Glasgow.

Then just south of Great Falls, in the little belt mountains, we see another batch of rain riding up the mountains.

It is that batch of rain we think could make its way into the Billings area sometime around 11:30 p.m. Friday evening.

That’s where Billings gets its 30% chance of evening rain showers.

After that it looks like most of the rainfall will be long gone on Saturday.

Only a few sprinkles around the mountains are expected according to the high resolution computer models.

A red flag warning goes into effect 2 p.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday for the western part of Montana due to high winds and low humidity.

That is also on top of the Air Quality Alert for unhealthy to hazardous air in the region.

Back in Billings, we expect a comfortable weekend with just a slight chance for some showers.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for evening showers and thunderstorms. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 58°.

Saturday: Sunny, dry and mild. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming northerly in the afternoon. High 83°.

Sunday: Sunny and warmer with a 20% chance for evening showers and thunderstorms. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 88°.

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