Q2 Weather: Typical June for now, but cooler ahead

Posted at 5:15 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 07:50:11-04

BILLINGS – Typical June temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms to start the week. But a significant cool down comes later.

Gusty winds, small hail, and brief heavy rain are possible with thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening. The good news is, most of the storms look to stay in the higher elevations west of Billings.

There is a better chance of isolated strong to severe storms later in the day on Tuesday, and the storms will be more widespread. Afternoon storms will pop up again Wednesday.

High temperatures to start the week will be in the 70s, with 70s to low 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows will be mainly in the 50s for the lower elevations.

By Thursday and Friday, much cooler air moves in with highs only in the 60s by Friday afternoon in much of the area. Showers and scattered thunderstorms could still develop.

Billings forecast:

Monday… Mostly to partly sunny with a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. About 77 for a high.

Monday night… Partly cloudy with a low around 55.

Tuesday… Mostly sunny to start with a high of about 82. A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Some storms could have gusty winds, hail or brief heavy rain.