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Q2 Weather: Persistent stormy weather ahead for holiday in Billings region

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 20:12:37-04

BILLINGS – Stormy weather is likely for Independence Day.

The National Storm Prediction Center has once again issued a slight risk for severe thunderstorms for the southeastern corner of Montana and the northeastern corner of Wyoming Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Cooler temperatures across the rest of the region are limiting the development of strong thunderstorms, although some brief heavy rain can be expected at times.

Late night and early morning patchy fog will settle in behind passing storms – mainly in southeast Montana.

An upper-level trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will keep cooler temperatures and scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through July 4th and Friday before some warmer and drier air moves in for the weekend.

The forecast for Billings

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms and a low of 56.

Independence Day: Still cool with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high of 73.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low of 55.

Friday: Still cool with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high of 72.