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Q2 Weather: Cooler temperatures continue, with showers and thunderstorms around

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 07:26:10-04

It stays cool and there is an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.

A line of thunderstorms quickly rumbled through in the very early morning hours Thursday.  About 3:30 a.m., Billings heard thunder and the airport picked up just enough rain to measure at 1/100 of an inch.

Thursday and Friday will stay cooler than average, with high temperatures in the mid-70s to lower 80s. For much of the area, temperatures won’t warm higher than the 70s on Friday.

Expect a mix of clouds and sun Thursday, with showers and thunderstorms favoring areas from Billings to the west and south during the afternoon and evening. The chance of storms will increase during the late afternoon and evening.

Showers will be more widespread on Friday, and it will be the coolest day overall.

Cooler than average temperatures will continue on Saturday and Sunday. Warmer weather arrives early next week.

Billings forecast:

Thursday… Mostly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms. A high of about 83. A northerly breeze.

Thursday night… 40% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise mostly cloudy. A low near 57.

Friday… Partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day and into the evening. Around 77 for the high.It stays cool.  And there is an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.