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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Summer pattern developing

Afternoon heat and evening thunderstorms
Posted at 5:08 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 07:56:47-04

BILLINGS — A summertime pattern means warm afternoons and a chance of evening thunderstorms.

Wednesday afternoon highs will be mainly in the 70s to low 80s and partly to mostly sunny.

A disturbance moving to the area will create high-based thunderstorms especially from Billings to the west and north. The biggest threat will be strong wind gusts of 50 mph or greater.

Mostly clear overnight with lows in the 40s to low 50s. Thursday will be sunny, warm and dry with highs mainly in the mid to lower 80s.

Warmer and somewhat unsettled weather continues through the long weekend. A chance of a shower thunderstorm will pop up here and there daily and high temperatures will hit mainly the 80s consistently.

Some severe storms capable of producing large hail, heavy downpours and strong winds are possible. If you see storms approaching take safe cover, and plan for the possibility of storms with your outdoor activities.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Partly to mostly sunny with a Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. High near 80. A slight chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday night… A slight chance of an evening thunderstorm that could produce wind gusts. Low near 51.

Thursday… Sunny, warm and dry with a high in the mid to lower 80s.