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Q2 Weather: A lull in the storms

Posted at 4:57 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 06:57:34-04

Our storm system is weakening, but still hanging around.

As the slow moving weather system that is been bringing periods of heavy rain across the region loses strength, there is still enough instability around Wednesday for more scattered showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain.

With a mix of clouds and sun, expect afternoon highs Wednesday to be in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Showers and thunderstorms are still possible but will decrease through the afternoon and evening.

Quiet overnight with temperatures in the mid-40s to mid 50s and the sky will be partly cloudy.

For Thursday, temperatures will jump to lower 80s for a large part of the area. A strong disturbance will move into areas West of Billings Thursday afternoon and evening, and then move across the Eastern portion of Montana Thursday night.

This system will generate another round of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong with hail and very heavy rain. A chance of showers and thunderstorms will linger through the weekend.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Partly sunny with a high near 73. Light westerly wind. A chance of showers and thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain.

Wednesday night… A slight chance of evening showers or thunderstorms. Otherwise, partly cloudy with a low around 54.

Thursday… Mostly sunny with only isolated area storms. Warmer, with a high of about 82. A chance of showers and thunderstorms redevelops during the afternoon and evening.