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Q2 Weather: Warmer Thursday but with storm potential

Posted at 5:19 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 07:19:55-04

Thursday gets warm, and then comes the storm.

Under the influence of a high pressure ridge, warmer high temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s can be expected Thursday. The area starts with more sun and ends up with more clouds.

A disturbance will hit areas west of Billings by Thursday afternoon, then shift through Billings by the evening. It will reach Eastern Montana and continue into North Dakota by late evening and overnight.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop along this disturbance. Some storms could contain hail, strong winds, and/or heavy rain.

Expect somewhat cooler and breezier conditions Friday. Highs will be mainly in the 70s with more clouds than sun, with areas showers and thunderstorms.

Billings forecast:

Thursday… Mostly sunny early with a high near 82. South breeze.

Thursday night…Increasing evening clouds with showers and thunderstorms likely.  Low of about 57.

Friday… Showers likely and maybe even a thunderstorm.  Breezy periods.  Mostly cloudy and around 74 for the high temperature.