BILLINGS — One hot day deserves another
By late Sunday afternoon, Billings was tied the record high of 95, originally set back in 2000.
Elsewhere, Sunday afternoon temperatures were already 15-plus degrees warmer than average in many locations across eastern Montana and northeast Wyoming.
Relative humidity numbers were quite low as well, nearly into single digits near Livingston.
As a ridge of high pressure continues to shift east across the northern Rockies, while, at the same time, a deep trough of low pressure is moving inland off the Pacific Coast.
Southwest winds will keep overnight temps warmer than average and Monday afternoon highs on the hot and dry side.
The record for Monday is 94 degrees set back in 1979; Billings could come within a few degrees for the tie.
Another round of cooler and occasionally showery weather moves into eastern Montana by Tuesday.
The forecast for Billings
Tonight: Clear and warm with a light southwest breeze and a low of 58.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot with light southwest winds and a near-record high of 91.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy and warm, a 20% chance of isolated showers and a low of 59.
Tuesday: Cooler with a 60% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms with a high of 75.