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Q2 Weather: Sunday thunderstorms rumble through

Small hail, gusty winds and lightning in the area
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Posted at 3:48 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 17:48:59-04

BILLINGS — Sunday thunderstorms, Monday cool-down.

A Pacific cold front moving through the region Sunday afternoon is triggering showers and thunderstorms through the evening.

Some of these thunderstorms contain dime size hail and wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

At 2:47 PM a wind gust of 52 mph was reported at the Billings airport.

A marginal risk for strong to severe thunderstorms – with large hail and damaging winds - exists east of a line from Ryegate to Billings to Sheridan, Wyoming.

If you see a thunderstorm approaching, practice ‘lightning safety’ and seek shelter immediately.

After a few more morning rain showers, skies will clear Monday afternoon with cooler afternoon highs.

The forecast for Billings

Tonight: A 60% chance of isolated thunderstorms and showers with scattered rain showers late tonight, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and a low of 41.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning with a 20% chance of showers, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon with west winds 10 to 20 mph and a high of 62.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, west winds 5 to 15 mph and a low of 39.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warmer with a high of 69.