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Q2 Weather: From record setter to ground wetters

Record highs are gone but rain returns
Posted at 6:05 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 08:08:42-04

BILLINGS — Record-setting temperatures have moved away leaving us with cooler temperatures and an increasing chance of precipitation.

High temperatures Tuesday will be into the 60s to 70s from Billings to the west, with some low 80s in the Eastern Plains. For Billings, that means about a 20 degree drop from the record high temperatures from the last couple of days.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday, with areas east of Billings having the potential for gusty winds, hail and heavy rain. Expect a breezy day, with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gust to 35 to 40 mph common.

Showers and the wind will decrease from west to east tonight with gradual clearing. Wednesday will be drier with temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 70s.

Another cool and wet weather system will move into the region Thursday night through Friday.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… Increasing clouds with a high near 73. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase during the morning with the best chance during the early afternoon. Winds increase to 15 to 25 mph from the northwest.

Tuesday night… Isolated showers and thunderstorms early in the evening. Otherwise, a clearing sky with a low of about 49.

Wednesday… Sunny and dry with a high of about 78.