The risk of severe storms moves east while warmer weather is shifting in from the west.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue through Friday. But without the instability in the atmosphere we experienced Thursday, the threat of hail and damaging winds is lower.
Thunderstorms will be more isolated, and will favor areas well east of Billings, especially closer to the Dakotas. The best window for severe storms winds down during the early evening.
A ridge of high pressure brings a definite change in the weather pattern heading into Saturday and Sunday.
While there will be periods of wind, the forecast will be dominated by sunshine and warming temperatures area highs on Saturday will be mainly in the 70s and breezy. By Sunday, highs of move into the mid to lower 80s with more sun.
Friday… A chance of showers and thunderstorms increasing in the afternoon. Otherwise generally partly cloudy with a high near 65. West wind could be breezy at times.
Friday night… Partly cloudy with isolated storms before midnight. Low drops to about 46.
Saturday… Sunny with a high around 76. West wind 10 to 20 mph.