BILLINGS – Taking a short break from the stormy weather.
Saturday is proving to be much more sedate and uneventful than Friday’s stormy weather.
Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and some localized flooding to portions of southeast Montana Friday. Places in Bighorn and Powder River Counties saw over 1.5 inches of rainfall over a 24 hour period Friday into early Saturday morning. The Billings area saw patchy fog across the valley Saturday morning.
The National Storms Prediction Center has once again issued a slight risk for severe thunderstorms as far north as northern Wyoming through early Sunday morning. At that time, the slight risk shifts into much of central and northern Montana. Billings is not included in this watch area.
Shower and thunderstorms will increase Sunday into Monday as an upper level low pressure system pushes a pattern of unsettled weather back into our area.
The forecast for Billings
Tonight: Mostly clear, a light southwest breeze, a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms and a low of 59.
Sunday: Sunny and warmer, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms – some potentially strong to severe – and a high of 89.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms – some potentially strong to severe – and a low of 58.
Monday: Cloudy and cooler, a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, a northwest breeze and a high of 77.