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Q2 Weather: Storms in the Billings area

Wind and bouts of brief heavy rain are likely
Posted at 4:24 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 23:19:32-04

BILLINGS — Stormy weather is in the Billings area.

A trough of low pressure with an associated cold front will trigger isolated showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.

These thunderstorms will likely have gusty winds and could bring brief heavy rainfall.

Potentially severe thunderstorms could pop up in southeast Montana – mainly east of Billings - Thursday afternoon with damaging wind, large hail and brief heavy rain.

Mild afternoon highs Thursday and Friday will be bumped by pre-frontal heat on Saturday.

By Sunday, another incoming cold front will usher in much cooler weather for at least several days.

The forecast for Billings

Tonight: Patchy smoke, a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms – some containing gusty winds – and a low of 63.

Thursday: Partly sunny and cooler with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, west winds 5 to 10 mph and a high of 84.

Thursday night: Decreasing clouds, a 20% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, light northwest winds and a low of 56.

Friday: Sunny, not as hot, light northeast winds and a high of 82.