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Q2 Weather: A warm and dry Labor Day ends with a change

Posted at 4:52 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 07:49:51-04

BILLINGS – A long Labor Day weekend ends with the warmest temperatures.

It will be a warm and dry Monday, but periods of wind should be expected. A few isolated storms will develop, especially east of Billings.

Temperatures will warm to mainly the 80s ahead of a cold front. Temperatures will be slightly cooler to the west, and a little warmer to the east of Billings.

As a cold front moves through during the late afternoon and early evening, expect winds to be gusty at times. However, with little available moisture,  only a few clouds with little chance of storms will develop.

Along eastern Montana, moisture cloud stream up from the central plains of the U.S., creating scattered to isolated storms capable of hail and frequent lightning along with the wind.

Cooler Tuesday with morning temperatures in the 40s to low 50s, and highs in the 60s to low 70s.

Billings forecast:

Labor Day… Sunny with a high near 86. Winds 5 to 15 mph shift in the afternoon from the west to north.

Monday night… Mostly clear with periods of gusty evening winds.  Low near 50.

Tuesday… About 69 for the high and mostly sunny.