Q2 Weather: Warmer, but not hot. Drier, but not dry.

Posted at 5:39 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 07:52:54-04

BILLINGS – A shift in the pattern brings us July weather that is a little more typical.

A high-pressure ridge will park itself across the Rocky Mountain West for at least the next week to 10 days. But a series of disturbances and quite a bit of moisture already in the air will hold back temperatures a bit.

For Wednesday, most of the storm activity will be limited to the mountains and adjacent foothills. Beyond that, storms should spread out onto the plains of south-central Montana from time-to-time during the afternoons and evenings.

High temperatures will be in the mid-80s to mid-90s around the area, with lows in the mid-50s to mid-60s.

While the chance of strong to severe storms with damaging wind or large hail will decrease, storms with heavy rain and small hail are still real possibilities.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday…Sunny with a high of about 88.  Southerly breeze 5-15 mph.

Wednesday night…Partly to mostly clear with the low in the neighborhood of 63.

Thursday…Mostly sunny and near 90 for the highs. A 20 percent chance of afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms.