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Q2 Weather: Welcome to summer weather 2.0 in Billings

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 16:35:42-04
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BILLINGS – Unlike last week, this upcoming week looks to be somewhat uneventful in south-central Montana and Billings.

The temperatures are already up into the low to mid 80s at 2 p.m. across south central Montana on Monday.

There is a heat advisory for the chimney of Idaho for temperatures into the 90s and 100 degree range. That will be coming here next.

For the meantime, we have mostly dry skies from one side of Montana to the other.

Even the thunderstorm outlook is almost off the charts. We only see isolated showers in eastern South Dakota.

The main weather maker for the rest of the west is this big ridge of high pressure, which should dominate the weather pattern through most of the week.

However, the computer models do show a minor shortwave weather disturbance moving underneath that ridge of high pressure by Thursday.

It will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms to the area then.

The high resolution forecast model shows only a few cloudy skies rolling in the Glasgow about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Spotty showers and cloud cover could also move into the southwestern corner of the state by Tuesday night.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear, and continued mild and dry. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 58 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and getting warmer. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 90 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and continued warm. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 90 degrees.