Q2 Weather: It could be a very active night for severe weather in Montana

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 16:03:57-04

BILLINGS – Just one look outside and you can see it’s hazy hot and humid in Billings.

Although Billings is not the hottest spot in the state. in fact, at 2 p.m. Billings and Cody were some of the coolest places around the region.

Everywhere else is mostly in the 90s.

The thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday shows an increased risk of severe thunderstorms and multiple severe thunderstorms from southwest Montana all the way up to southern Canada.

And these are not just severe thunderstorms. We could see tornadoes in these areas Tuesday.

The area in green is a moderate risk of severe storms and covers mostly southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

The Doppler radar in the early afternoon is already showing thunderstorms starting to fire up around the Bozeman area.

The high resolution computer model shows Yellowstone County and Billings could see thunderstorms moving in around 4:30 p.m. and into Miles City by 10 p.m.

In any event, it looks like it’s going to be an active night across much of Montana.

Plus we have a cold front passing through around 6 p.m., which will add to the mix and help to create very strong thunderstorms in the region.


Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe. Then clearing skies are expected overnight. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 63 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, cool and dryer. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 83 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and getting warmer. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 87 degrees.