BILLINGS — Temperatures briefly back off from Monday’s highs, but stay well above average for this time of the year.
Expect plenty of sunshine Tuesday afternoon with a light breeze. Regional temperatures will be mainly in the 80s, with the upper 70s and low 80s along the eastern edge of Montana. Overnight readings will slip to the 50s to around 60 with a clear to mostly clear sky.
Wednesday, the heat returns with readings moving well back into the 90s. Billings would have to reach 100 degrees to match the 1950 Sept. 4 record, and that is not totally out of the question.
Once again, temperatures yo-yo back down into the 80s to low 90s on Thursday behind a cold front. The cool-down progresses on Friday with highs in the mid to lower 80s with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The trend starting Friday is toward temperatures at or cooler than average for this time of the year. Expect highs mainly in the 70s and lows in the 50s through the weekend and into at least early next week. Showers and thunderstorms will also increase.
Tuesday… Plenty of sunshine with a light southerly wind. A high of about 88.
Tuesday night clear to mostly clear with a low near 60.
Wednesday… Sunny and very hot with a high around 98. 100 would tie the record for the date.