Q2 Weather: Splash and dash Tuesday in Billings area with an attitude

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 16:15:48-04

BILLINGS- It is another nice day in Billings, where you can see all the way to the snowcapped Beartooth Mountains.

Meanwhile, in Billings, we are enjoying partly sunny skies and 75 degrees in the early afternoon. Around the rest of the state, temps are mostly into the 50s and 60s out west and mid-70s back east.

The thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday from the storm prediction center indicates a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across much of southern Montana and into northern Wyoming.

This threat does include the city of Billings and the surrounding area. The reason for this is evident when you see the Doppler radar with the jet stream laid over the top of it.

Caught up in the jet stream are several minor weather disturbances, and they get a little extra lift when they come up over the mountains and that helps to develop thunderstorms up there.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we could see some of those thunderstorms in the Billings area about 4:30 p.m.

Another batch moves in around 8:30 p.m., and still one more at 11 p.m. After that, we start to dry up for Wednesday morning.

We could see some more thunderstorms develop again Wednesday about 5 p.m. But then we dry up for Thursday morning and into Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures will continue to remain mild over the next 24 hours, but eventually start climbing into the 80s as we finish out the rest of the week.


 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms. West winds 5 to 10 mph low 53 degrees.

 WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. North winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the east 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. High 81 degrees.

 THURSDAY: Partly sunny with a 30% chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. High 86 degrees.