Billings residents should keep raincoats handy, because cloudy skies and showers or even thunderstorms are possible in Billings for most of the week.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, warning Tuesday's afternoon thunderstorms, especially in Powder River and Carter Counties, could be severe. Damaging winds and large hail are possible with this storm, the warning said. 

A 40 percent chance for scattered showers or thunderstorms will develop after noon Tuesday. Skies will be cloudy for most of the day and highs will reach 77. Winds from the south will blow at 5 to 7 mph.

The threat of showers will continue into Tuesday night, as skies remain mostly cloudy. Lows will fall to 55 as a slight breeze of 6 to 9 mph blows from the north northwest.

The chance for an afternoon thunderstorm or shower will fall slightly to 30 percent Wednesday. Skies will be partly sunny and a west southwest wind of 8 to 16 mph will keep things moving.

Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible before midnight. Skies will be partly cloudy and lows will fall to 54. A west northwest wind of 6 to 8 mph will become south southwest after midnight. 


Chris Cioffi covers city news for The Billings Gazette in Montana.

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