Q2 weather: Just a splash and dash afternoon around Billings and warm most of the week

Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 16:30:27-04

BILLINGS- Just a few scattered showers and thunderstorms between Billings and the Beartooth Mountains Monday.

Outside of that, it’s a pretty nice day in the Billings area. In fact, the temperature in the early afternoon had already made it up to 85 degrees.

Elsewhere around the region, temperatures are mostly to the 80s. But even a few low 90s were seen around Glasgow and Williston, North Dakota at 2 p.m. Monday.

Farther out west, temps are mostly into the 70s but get into the 80s.

On our thunderstorm outlook for Monday shows we could see isolated showers and thunderstorms across southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

There is a marginal risk of severe storms over into the Dakotas and parts of extreme eastern Wyoming.

Right now, the Doppler radar shows one particular strong cell moving out of Big Horn County heading into Rosebud County, Montana. It’s not severe but it does contain moderate rainfall.

Elsewhere, we’re seeing some more splash and dash showers developing in extreme southwest Montana heading into and around Yellowstone Park and the Beartooth Mountains.

So far none of these storms are severe, either.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows those showers and thunderstorms will dance all around Billings but not quite give us any significant rain.

It looks like all we will see is just afternoon splash and dash showers around the mountains through Wednesday this week.

There is a little bit better chance of picking up some rainfall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Until then we expect a minimal chance of rain, with temperatures staying mostly in the 80s through Thursday.


 TONIGHT: Mostly clear. We just a 20% chance for an evening shower or thunderstorm. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 58 degrees.

 TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 83 degrees.

 WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and continued warm. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East by the afternoon. High 83 degrees.