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Q2 Weather: Warming up like the first full week of summer in Billings

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 16:13:11-04

BILLINGS — It is a typical summer day in Billings on this the first full week of summer. The temperature in Billings was 80 degrees early Tuesday afternoon with mostly sunny skies.

Around the rest of the state, the temps are mostly into the 70s and 80s.

The thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday shows nothing going on Tuesday.

However, on Wednesday we have a marginal risk of severe storms in the southwest corner of the state that extends into central Montana, including Billings.

But as far as Tuesday is concerned, there is nothing on the scope. It is a dry sky from one side of the state to the other.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we will see mostly sunny skies across all of Montana throughout the rest of the day.

We see only a few spotty showers around the Beartooth Mountains by Wednesday evening.

We could see some stronger storms move into the Billings area Thursday morning. However, it looks like most of them will track to the north and west of Billings.

Our next chance of rain will probably be sometime Thursday night or overnight.

We will get up to 86 degrees by Tuesday afternoon, then roll back down to the 60s in the morning and up to 87 degrees around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

We will actually top out in the low 90s on Wednesday, then drop back down into the 70s on Thursday, thanks to a new cold front.

We are back up to 90 degrees by Saturday as a new ridge of high pressure builds back into the region, then cool into the 70s and 80s because of another cold front on Sunday and Monday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening shifting to the Southwest overnight. Low 60 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and hot. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 92 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with an 80% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the morning then more rain again in the afternoon. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 77 degrees.