Q2 Weather: Thunderstorms to snowstorms

Posted at 5:54 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 08:03:26-04

BILLINGS- By Friday afternoon, strong to severe storms will develop and Southeast Montana northern Wyoming. By Friday night, snow will fly in the mountains.

A cold front moving through Billings early Friday will be the trigger for strong severe storms across the Eastern plains. From around Forsyth to the East and South, strong to severe storms are possible with large hail, damaging winds and very heavy rainfall.

Billings is not included in the target area for severe storms, but clouds with rain showers and thunderstorms are possible in much of the area Friday.

Mountain snowfall is expected Friday night through Saturday morning.  Snow estimates are difficult this late in the season, but the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka mountains from 6 PM Friday to 6 AM Saturday.

High temperatures will range from the 60s West of Billings, to around 70 near Billings Friday afternoon, to the 70s to low 80s in the Eastern plains.

Saturday will be the coolest day overall, with highs mainly in the 50s to mid 60s.

Billings forecast:

Friday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with a high near 70. Showers and thunderstorms likely especially later in the day.

Friday night… Area rain showers and isolated thunderstorms through the evening with rain showers possible through early Saturday. Around 46 for the overnight low.

Saturday… Chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise partly sunny. High of only about 59.