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There's a good chance that by the end of Monday, it'll go down in the books as the hottest May 13 on record in Billings.

Set in 2001, the record stands at 92 degrees. If National Weather Service predictions hold true, that mark should fall when Monday hits the expected high of 94.

That would make it the second straight day of temperatures about 25 degrees warmer than usual after Sunday saw a high of 92.

It'll be mostly sunny during the day, although there's also a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms, the NWS in Billings said.

After noon, the weather service expects winds to pick up significantly, with sustained speeds between 20 and 30 mph, in the afternoon.

A cold front is expected to into the area later in the day and knock temperatures down a bit, with an overnight low of 55 degrees. There will also be a 20 percent chance of isolated storms.

The heat and winds, mixed with expected humidity levels in the teens, means the NWS has issued a statement warning of dangerous or critical fire weather through Tuesday, even though the cold front should begin to cool things off on Monday night.

"A strong cold front arrives Monday night to knock down temperatures for Tuesday...but winds are expected to continue with humidities in the upper teens," the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued on Monday morning.

Temperatures will still be a touch above average on Tuesday, with the NWS expecting a high of 73 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Sustained winds of 24 to 30 mph, with gusts nearing 40, will blow through the day as well.

The temperature on Tuesday night should fall to a low of around 45 degrees and the winds will calm down as the evening wears on.

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