BILLINGS- Showers and thunderstorms continue to build over the Western mountains and are starting to push their way towards the Billings area.
So far, the storms are not considered severe, but they are rather strong and will have some brief period of heavy rain, high winds and hail.
Current temps are mostly into the mid-80s right now across Eastern Montana. Including Billings, we’re seeing 70s and 80s out west.
Our thunderstorm Outlook for Monday does show an increased risk of severe storms across much of southern Montana to the southeast corner the state.
Right now, the Doppler radar is showing the thunderstorms are starting to fire up in the southwest.
Just like Sunday, they are continuing to track down the Beartooth Mountains right at Billings.
We see some small hail in these thunderstorms and some brief periods of heavy rain, which continue to track across the southern part of the state.
The computer models show that we will probably see some thunderstorms moving into the Billings area about 5:30 p.m.
Then that stuff will move away by 10 p.m. and head toward eastern Montana.
We will see another batch of showers moving into Billings about 6 p.m. Tuesday, and that too will move to the southeast corner of the state.
Our temperatures will continue to roll back down into the 60s by Tuesday morning. They only will get into the 80s Tuesday afternoon.
The high temps will eventually pop up into the 90s on Thursday and Frida,y and then back to the 80s over the weekend.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms likely this evening and again overnight. Some storms may be severe with damaging winds large hail and heavy rain. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 60 degrees.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for thunderstorms in the morning and a little better chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. North winds 5 to 10 mph. High 81 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny warm and dry. West winds 5 to 10 mph high 83 degrees.