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Q2 Weather: Billings will be heading into the 90s Thursday

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 17:20:37-04

BILLINGS — It is another beautiful day in Billings. We have mostly sunny skies and 78 degrees in Billings early Tuesday afternoon.

There's little haze in the air, but we don't think it's because of the humidity, which is at only 17%.

We could have a little stagnant air around the area because the winds are fairly light out of the southwest at 12 mph.

Around the rest of the state, our temps in the early afternoon are mostly to the 60s and 70s out in the west and 70s and 80s back in the east.

The Doppler radar tells the story Wednesday. We see some showers tracking across southern Canada, and occasionally we might see a few stray showers slip into northern Montana.

So far, those showers are far away from Billings.

The high-resolution forecast model does suggest we could see cloudy skies and light rain showers track across the Hi-Line Wednesday afternoon and into the early evening.

However, by Thursday morning, we are looking at mostly sunny skies across much of the state.

That sunshine will extend into Friday as we see partly cloudy skies and a weak cold front track across the state Friday night.

That cold front will put an end to our 90-degree days this week and roll us back into the 80s as we head into the weekend.

However, the temperatures Wednesday night will be in the 40s and 50s across south-central and eastern Montana and get back up into the 80s and 90s on Thursday.

Here in Billings, we will get up to 87 degrees later Wednesday evening, then roll back down into the 50s in the morning and back to 84 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

We will top out at 94 on Thursday and 95 on Friday, then roll back into the 80s over the weekend and the early part of next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 56 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 94 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer still. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 95 degrees.