BILLINGS — The weather becomes very active by midweek.
As showers decrease across the region on Monday, a mix of clouds and sun will help boost temperatures into the upper 60s to mid 70s regionwide. The afternoon to be a bit breezy with westerly winds 10 to 25 mph.
Tuesday starts cool, with temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. Clouds increase holding the highest readings to the 60s to low 70s. Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous during the afternoon and evening.
By Wednesday, highs are only in the 50s to low 60s. But the bigger story will be rain that could be heavy at times and mountain snow, including the Beartooth Pass. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible.
As the storm system slips away Thursday, a warmer and drier forecast for the weekend seems on track.
Monday… Partly to mostly sunny with a high near 74. A 30% chance of an afternoon or early evening shower or thunderstorm.
Monday night… Isolated evening storms, otherwise mostly clear overnight. A low of about 50.
Tuesday… Partly sunny early with increasing afternoon clouds. The chance of rain and possibly a thunderstorm increases by the afternoon and evening. Around 69 for the high.