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Q2 Weather: Cold front brings rain and cooler temps for Billings

Posted at 6:24 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 20:31:24-04

BILLINGS — We do see a few showers off in the distant and some that are moving through Billings right now at 1:45p.m. So far most of the stuff is just light rainfall.

However, we do have a marginal risk of severe storms across South central Montana this afternoon and tonight.

Right now with thunderstorms in the area, we have 84 degrees in Billings and a calm wind.

Around the rest of the state the temps are mostly to the 80s out West, 70s across North central Montana and 80s and 90s in the Northeast corner the state.

Right now the Doppler radar tells the whole story for today's weather. There is a new cold front moved across the region.

Caught up in the cold front are a couple of minor weather disturbances. This is bringing some light rain to the Billings this afternoon.

The high-resolution forecast model does mention a marginal risk of severe storms across the central part of the state and we think we could see some stronger thunderstorms moving to the Billings area about 8:30 p.m. tonight.

After that, the showers will continue to move into the Dakotas and we will be left with clearing skies and mild temperatures into Tuesday, even on Wednesday

Tonight our temps will cool back down to the 50s and 60s as what's left of the big showers will continue to track towards South Dakota. On Tuesday, you'll see high temps into the 80s and low 90s with generally mostly sunny skies.

We will see 90 degrees at 5:30 p.m. tonight and then drop back down the 64 in the morning and back to 82 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

We will top out at 87 on Tuesday back up to 95 on Thursday, then roll back to the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms overnight. North winds 5 to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the West overnight. Low 62°.

TUESDAY: Sunny and warm. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 87°.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warmer still. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 90°.