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Q2 Weather: Here comes the heat to Billings

Posted at 2:19 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 11:58:56-04

BILLINGS- It is another sunny hot and hazy day in Billings. The temperature has already moved past 87 degrees in Billings on Wednesday afternoon.

There are fire restrictions and burn bans around the state because of the current weather conditions and the forecast of hotter temps on the way.

Yellowstone County commissioners have signed off on stage 1 fire restrictions for Yellowstone County beginning midnight Friday.

In fact, we do have a Heat Advisory for the north-central part of the state starting at noon on Thursday going until 9 p.m. Friday for temperatures reaching 100 to 105 degrees in that area.

Plus we have a Fire Weather Watch along the Hi-Line that goes into effect Friday afternoon and lasts until midnight Saturday into Sunday.

High winds, high heat and low humidity along the Hi-Line could cause wildfires to explode out of control and hurry.

The thunderstorm outlook is nonexistent today. In fact, there are no showers or thunderstorms expected anywhere in Montana, Wyoming or Idaho.

Even the water vapor imagery shows the streams of moisture in Canada are overshooting Montana and coming down into the U.S around the Great Lakes states.

So that means the dry air in California is the same dry air that’s moving into western Montana.

The high-resolution forecast shows we are expecting no showers or any clouds across Montana through Wednesday or even Thursday.

We might see a few showers pop up around the Black Hills of South Dakota.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming southwesterly overnight. Low 62 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and getting very hot. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. High 97 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and very hot. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 100 degrees.