Hot and smoky ahead of cooler and wetter weekend

More hot and dry conditions before cold front changes everything.   High temperatures on Thursday and Friday will reach the mid to lower 90s in the lower elevations. Expect plenty of afternoon sun, with increasing wildfire smoke.   With hot temperatures and low humidity in place, gusty winds ahead of a cold front by Friday…

Hot and dry until weekend pattern change

Dry and warm conditions for now, but changes for the weekend.   Expect warmer temperatures and lower humidity for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Highs will be mainly in the upper 80s to low 90s Wednesday, and mid to lower 90s Thursday and Friday.   On Friday, fire weather concerns will heighten as a cold front…

Storms Tuesday but warms Wednesday

Strong to severe storms are possible over portions of the region this afternoon.   A weather disturbance will produce showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Tuesday night. Southeast of Billings, some storms could be severe with the threat of large hail and damaging winds.   Lightning strikes could start new wildfires.   Tuesday afternoon highs will…

Sudden changes in the weather

After record-setting heat from the weekend, Monday and Tuesday are much cooler, smoky, and breezy. Plus isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop areas   Cooler Northeast winds of already moved across the area, and high temperatures today will drop from triple digits to the mid-70s to mid 80s Monday. Expect upper 70s to mid 80s…

Near record heat

We take a run at record high temperatures Friday and Saturday.  It is still hot Sunday.   Billings would have to make 102 degrees at the airport Friday afternoon to tie the August 10 record high.  There is a pretty good chance the 100 degree August 11 record falls Saturday.   Livingston is on track…

Excessive Heat Warning starts Friday

Hot and dry conditions will dominate the weather through Saturday.   Expect plenty of sunshine, with temperatures close to record highs each afternoon. Highs will be mainly in the 90s Thursday, 90s to triple digits on Friday, and even more readings sliding above 100 on Saturday.   The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive…

Hot, hotter, hottest

Temperatures take another step up Wednesday and continue to rise through Saturday.   Thanks to a very strong high-pressure Ridge across the Western US, highs will be mainly in the mid-90s Wednesday, with triple digit temperatures possible Friday and Saturday in some locations.   Some record high temperatures could be broken.   Overnight temperatures will…

Hot and dry pattern is leading to fire concerns

The only question this week is how hot will it get each afternoon.   A dry and hot pattern will be in place through Saturday.  Highs will edge up a little each day, starting with the 80s to low 90s Tuesday and possibly breaking record highs in the 100s by Friday and Saturday.   Overnight…

Warm now, hot later this week

Hot and dry conditions are ahead this week.   Other than a few showers and thunderstorms over Southeast Montana and the Bighorn Mountains Monday, expect a very dry week.   A strong high pressure ridge will keep temperatures moving up from the 70s to mid-80s Monday to the 90s and possible 100s by Friday.  …

One last chance of thunderstorms

One last chance at thunderstorms Friday evening.   A disturbance will bring a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to the area during the afternoon and evening Friday. Strong winds with Gus over 50 miles an hour are possible with any of these storms.   Friday’s high temperatures will be mainly in the with increasing…

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