Mild temperatures Tuesday, Severe midweek weather expected

2014-06-24T06:27:00Z 2014-06-25T10:13:09Z Mild temperatures Tuesday, Severe midweek weather expectedBy CHRIS CIOFFI ccioffi@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Another day with mild temperatures and little chance of rain is expected Tuesday, but severe weather could reach Billings as early as Wednesday. 

A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday and Thursday in Billings.

Thunderstorm activity is expected to increase Wednesday and Thursday across the region, the warning said. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and slow storm movement is expected. 

The warning suggests those who plan on being outside those days, should stay updated on weather forecasts and have a contingency plan if severe weather does arise. 

But, before storms arrive midweek, Tuesday should provide Billings near perfect weather.

Skies will be mostly sunny and highs will near 79. A light southwest breeze of 6 to 9 mph will switch to the east by afternoon. 

Tuesday night, a chance of showers and thunderstorms are a possibility. East northwest winds 5 to 11 mph and lows near 57 are expected.

The NWS is predicting a 30 percent chance of storms Wednesday. Skies will be partly sunny and highs will reach a high of 81. Southwest winds 5 to 7 mph will become light. 

The likelihood of a storm before midnight will continue Tuesday night. Skies will be mostly cloudy as lows reach 58. Winds will become calm after midnight. 

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