BILLINGS – The best place to be today in Billings is somewhere around some water, or a swimming pool as temperatures climb into the upper 80s to low 90s.
Our thunderstorm outlook for Monday shows a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms for southeastern and extreme Eastern Montana today with isolated showers elsewhere.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows mostly sunny skies across much of Montana but we’re starting to see a few spotty showers and thunderstorms develop in the Southwest and across northern Wyoming.
The showers are all part of the northern edge of the monsoonal flow of moisture which is streaming up from the Gulf of Mexico.
The high resolution forecast model for Monday shows showers and thunderstorms firing up across the Southwest by 5:30 p.m. and in much of northern Wyoming then too.
A new cold front is forecast to sweep across Montana Tuesday afternoon and produce some showers and thunderstorms in Billings by 6 p.m.
Temperatures are expected to climb up into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees before the cold front passes on Tuesday evening.
Until then we do expect some pretty warm temperatures Monday and much of Tuesday.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 68 degrees.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 99 degrees.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and not as warm. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 83 degrees.