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Gazette Staff

It was so warm Thursday in Billings that two heat records were set.

A record high temperature of 94 degrees was set at 4:03 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It replaces the former May 29 record of 93 degrees set in 1936.

The other mark was reached at 6:37 a.m., when a temperature of 62 degrees became the date's warmest low temperature in more than 40 years.

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It replaces the 1961 record of 59 degrees.

Today's forecast is for a high of 78 and low of 54. If that holds, the 95-degree record high set in 1984 should stand, as should the 36-degree low set in 1982. The record warm low temperature for May 30 is 63 degrees set in 1936.

The weekend forecast is for continued slightly cooler weather with highs in the upper 70s and lows around 50.

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