BILLINGS — On this Monday afternoon, the sky is virtually clear, with the exception of a few clouds over the Pryor Mountains, and the temperature is getting hot. In the early afternoon, it’s already up to 90 in Billings.
Temperatures around the state are mostly in the 80s. Out west, we have a mixture of 80s and 90s, and back east, Jordan, Billings, Sheridan and Worland are all in the 90s.
Our temperatures will even go higher than that this afternoon, possibly mid to upper 90s.
Our thunderstorm outlook for Monday does show some isolated thunderstorms possible over the Beartooth Mountains.
A couple shortwave weather disturbances will start making some showers up the mountains Monday afternoon, and could break out onto the plains, bringing Billings a chance of rain later.
In the early afternoon, there’s hardly a cloud in in the sky, not to mention a drop of rain, but we look for those showers to develop closer to 6 p.m.
In fact, our high-resolution forecast model shows dry conditions all through southern Montana in the afternoon, but by 6 p.m. we could see rain develop over the Beartooth Mountains.
Those showers could make their way into the Billings area by 10 p.m. Monday.
Another batch of rain could make its way out of the mountains on Tuesday and push into the Billings area about 5 p.m.
Our temperatures will continue to stay pretty hot on Monday, probably in the mid-90s, then roll back a little bit into the upper 80s on Tuesday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 61 degrees.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and not as warm. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 89 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and getting hotter. North winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. High 93 degrees.