Q2 Weather: Billings dodges more severe weather

Posted at 4:32 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 07:52:52-04

BILLINGS – Severe weather reported across Montana on Thursday evening.

Although the Billings area and most of southeast Montana was spared the bad weather Thursday evening, other places in the state weren’t as fortunate.

In addition to funnel clouds sighted near Harlowton, a tornado touched down by Judith Gap. No reports of damage.

Poplar, in northeast Montana, picked up over 4 inches of rain over a 3 hour period of time.

Wind gusts of up to 72 mph were reported in northeast Montana. And in northwest Montana, Kalispell saw wind damage. Whitefish reported .75 inch hail.

In addition to a Flash Flood Watch for extreme northeast Montana, we’ll see a slight risk for severe thunderstorms in central and northeast Montana again Friday with the potential for golf ball size hail and 60 to 80 mph wind gusts.

As for the Billings area and much of southern Montana and northern Wyoming, there will be smooth sailing headed into the weekend!

The forecast for Billings:

Today: Mostly sunny and warm with a northeast breeze and a high of 85.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low of 59.

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies, a light north breeze and a high of 81.