Q2 Weather: From storms to sweaters this week

Posted at 5:42 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 07:53:29-04

BILLINGS – By the end of the work week we go from the risk of severe thunderstorms to near record cold and mountain snow.

High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to mid-80s, with the risk of strong to severe storms both days. Storms could produce damaging wind gusts, larger hail, or pockets of heavy rain.

Expect increasing clouds Tuesday, with a chance of storms developing during the air early afternoon through the evening. For Wednesday, the risk of severe weather is a bit higher especially from Billings to the south through northern Wyoming.

Much cooler weather will follow, with temperatures by Friday only in the mid-60s. Snow levels will drop in the mountains to his low as 6,500 feet. Ironically, Friday is also the astronomic start of summer with the summer solstice.

Cooler than average temperatures remain for the weekend, but gradually edge upward early next week.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… Mostly sunny early with increasing afternoon clouds. A chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. A high of about 81.

Tuesday night… Evening showers and thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a low near 56.

Wednesday… Increasing clouds with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe with heavy rain, hail, or strong winds possible.