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Q2 Weather: Possible severe storms near Billings Monday night

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:52:40-04

THIS IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE BILLINGS, Montana. Although we have been watching some big thunderstorms to the north of us move away from Billings. — This is another beautiful day in Billings. Although we have been watching some big thunderstorms to the north move away from Billings.

On Monday afternoon, our current temperature was 76 degrees with mostly sunny skies and a north wind at 6 mph.

Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly into the 70s out in the west but a few 80s are across the Hi-Line from Havre to Glasgow and in Williston, North Dakota.

The Doppler radar shows a line of showers and thunderstorms starting in the central part of the state and pushing toward northeastern Montana.

We had a severe thunderstorm warning already over in McCone County.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows those showers will continue to move into the Dakotas Monday night. Then another line of strong thunderstorms will move into north-central Montana about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, then exit the state by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Looks like most of Wednesday will be pretty dry in the morning with partly cloudy skies rolling in later on that afternoon.

However, Monday night our temperatures will cool back down into the 50s in the Billings area with a few 60s in the eastern edge of the state.

On Tuesday, we are back up into the 80s for Billings with 90s across east-central and southeast Montana.

Billings will top out at 89 on Tuesday down the 81 on Wednesday. We stay in the 80s through Friday and back to the 90s through the weekend.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening, some of which may become severe. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 58 degrees.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph high 89 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and dry. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 81 degrees.