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Q2 Weather: Smooth sailing from here for Billings into the weekend

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 19:24:11-04

BILLINGS — On Friday afternoon in the Big Sky, there is still plenty of sunshine in that big sky with an early afternoon temperature of 76 degrees in Billings.

Around the rest of the state, our temperatures were in the 60s and 70s in the west, with 70s and 80s in the east. It was 93 degrees at Worland at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Now we do have a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. for Northnast Montana.

This is because of a strong squall line that is moving into the area Friday. Originally the computers showed this line of showers doing an end run around Billings.

However, the line extended a little bit farther south than first thought and the tail end of the storm swept through Billings Friday morning, dropping a few sprinkles at the airport.

The high-resolution forecast models shows mostly sunny skies across most of Western and Central Montana for the rest of the day.

However, we could see a few showers pop up around the Beartooth Mountains this evening, then mostly sunny skies are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

Our temps will roll back to the 40s, 50s and 60s tonight, then jump back up into 80s and 90s on Saturday.

We will get up into the 80s Friday evening, then drop back into the upper 50s in the morning. After that, we rebound into the mid-80s by mid-afternoon Saturday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. North winds 5 to 15 mph this evening. Low 57 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and a little warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Southeast in the afternoon. High 89 degrees.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 94 degrees.