Q2 Weather: Still on course for wet and cool holiday

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 07:57:41-04

Showers and thunderstorms along with cooler than average temperatures can be expected until late this weekend.

Wednesday looks to be the overall coolest day, with highs only in the 60s with a few low 70s.  Areas of morning fog with a cloudy to mostly cloudy afternoon will hold back much of a warm up. Highs for Thursday will be only slightly warmer, with more the readings hitting the mid to lower 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms will pop up each day through Friday, although the risk of damaging winds and large hail are much lower than the last week. Showers will likely start to taper off Friday afternoon.

Temperatures will gradually warm from today through Sunday. Highs hit the mid to upper 80s Sunday afternoon with just isolated area storms.

Plan for the weather with your outdoor activities. Showers and thunderstorms could come and go, and take safe shelter with any lightning in the area. It would be a good idea to avoid recreating on the water until later this weekend.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, especially by the afternoon. A high near 69.

Wednesday night… Evening showers and thunderstorms with a chance overnight rain showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a low around 56.

Independence Day… Mostly cloudy with showers likely and possibly an afternoon thunderstorm. A high of about 73.