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Q2 Weather: More strong storms are possible Thursday evening in Billings area

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 17:04:49-04

BILLINGS – After big storms Wednesday night, Thursday afternoon is shaping up very nicely in Billings.

Mostly sunny skies and very comfortable temperatures are on the menu for Thursday in Billings. In fact, we are only in the 70s at 2:30 p.m.

The Doppler radar is showing a few showers and thunderstorms tracking on the same path they did last night, from Great Falls to Billings to Sheridan, Wyo.

In fact, that’s what the thunderstorm outlook is showing for Thursday: a marginal risk of severe storms from northwest Montana to southeast of Sheridan.

Billings is right in the middle of that category.

We could see isolated showers on either side of that marginal of storms today as the cool air from Canada pours into eastern Montana and the rest of the high plains.

The high resolution computer model shows the showers will be limited until about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

That is when we start to see storms move in to northwest Yellowstone County.

Then some more showers are expected to move in around 10:30 p.m. Thursday with another batch of rain getting ready to move into Billings by 6 p.m. Friday.

Temperatures will continue to remain somewhat cool for the next 48 hours.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms this evening. Some of the storms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 57 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph high 78 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance for morning thunderstorms and a chance for more rain in the afternoon. North winds 5 to 10 mph. High 79 degrees.