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Q2 weather: Hot and dry weather is coming to Billings

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 16:27:25-04

BILLINGS – The grass is still green in the Billings area, but it probably won’t be that way for much longer.

With temperatures getting into the 80s and 90s regularly for the next several days and no rain expected, we expect those green hues will start turning brown pretty soon.

In Billings, we are already into the low 80s with mostly sunny skies in the early afternoon and expected to get close to 90 degrees before the day is done.

A Red Flag Watch goes up for the front range of the Rockies at noon on Friday until 11 p.m. High winds and low humidity could cause erratic fire behavior.

However, our thunderstorm outlook for Thursday only shows a few isolated showers in central part of the state.

And indeed that’s what’s happening on the Doppler radar and satellite imagery. One little thunderstorm has developed around the Little Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown.

Our high resolution forecast model shows you that’s exactly where we expected to see them today.

Another line of showers will track across the Hi-Line throughout the day and make its way to Glasgow by 6 p.m. Friday.

Our weather pattern is going to be kind of quiet for the next few days in Billings with temperatures hovering around the low to mid 90s.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 59 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 94 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 92 degrees.