BILLINGS – If nothing else, the weather pattern is consistent.
In a nutshell, highs will warm to the mid-80s to mid-90s, lows will drop to the mid-50s to mid-60s, and the threat of showers and thunderstorms pops up each afternoon. That pattern doesn’t look to change through at least early next week.
There is enough moisture to create areas of heavy rain with any thunderstorms, and isolated areas of hail and damaging winds are probable. Storms look to develop around the mountains during the late afternoon, and scoot across the plains during the evening.
Thunderstorms will be most likely in the mountain foothills, with only scattered isolated storms each afternoon in the plains. This pattern won’t be enough for you to change your outdoor plans, but be aware of the potential for dangerous storms and lightning.
Sunday is the highest risk day.
Friday… Mostly sunny with a high around 91. A 20% chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Friday night… A 20% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. A gradually clearing sky overnight. A low near 64.
Saturday… Sunny to partly sunny with a high of about 95. A 20% chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.