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Q2 Weather: A breather in Billings through Wednesday

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 16:14:42-04
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BILLINGS – The weather is almost perfect here in the Billings area this Tuesday afternoon. The temperature has already warmed up into the mid-to upper 70s at 2 p.m.

Our thunderstorm outlook for today shows only a few isolated showers across southern Montana and the eastern edge of the state.

Most of the bigger storms are expected to pop up around the western Dakotas. That is where we have a marginal to increased risk of severe storms today.

Plus for the first time in weeks, we have no flooding issues across all of Montana today. Most of the rivers have now gone down below their flood stages.

In fact, the only moisture we can fight on the Doppler radar and satellite imagery is a few lingering showers in McCone, Dawson and Richland counties.

Our high resolution forecast model does show a few scattered showers developing around the eastern edge of the Beartooths today and then track across southern Yellowstone County.

Those showers are expected to be very light and will make it in here around 6 p.m. After that, those showers will track to the southeast corner of the state.

On Wednesday, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies from one side of Montana to the other.

Our temperatures will continue to stay rather comfortable with 70s for highs and mid-50s for lows.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated evening showers and colder. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 54 degrees.

Wednesday: Sunny and getting warmer. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 85 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 80 degrees.