In the early afternoon in Billings the weather was simply perfect; mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid-70s.
Unfortunately it’s probably not going to stay that way.
Our thunderstorm Outlook for Thursday shows an increased risk of severe thunderstorms for Eastern Wyoming and all of Eastern Montana all the way out toward Butte.
The current Doppler radar at 1:30 p.m. shows a line of heavy thunderstorms that moved through Fergus County and are now heading toward Havre.
These storms have already caused a flash flood warning until later this afternoon in the Havre area.
To our Southwest, you can see some showers and thunderstorms already bubbling up around the Beartooth Mountains.
Those storms are forecast to move into south-central Montana around 4 p.m. this afternoon and will probably be in southern Yellowstone County by 4:30 p.m.
However, once this line of showers and thunderstorms leaves the state we only expect some splash and dash showers on Friday evening around 6 p.m.
Temperatures once again are expected to remain fairly warm into the upper 70s and low 80s for highs on Friday and back down to the 50s for overnight lows Friday night.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms through the evening hours with clearing skies overnight. Some storms may become severe in the early evening. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low the 57°.
Friday: Mostly sunny, warm and dry. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 83°.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and getting HOT. South winds 5 to 15 mph high 90°.