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Montana Weather Summary

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Montana Weather Summary

National Weather Service Billings MT

430 AM MDT Tue Aug 20 2019

A weak cold front worked southward across the eastern plains of

Montana overnight, triggering a few light showers and

thunderstorms. A few lightning caused fires were reported from

this activity across south central portions of the state. Winds

behind the front turned northeasterly and cooled temperatures into

the 40s and 50s over northeast areas, while southern locations

remain in the 60s and 70s. west of the divide clearing skies

allowed temperatures to drop into the 50s. 45 degrees in West

Yellowstone was the coldest 4am reading, while Billings was the

warm spot at 70 degrees. 

For today...Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees cooler in most

areas east of the divide today, with western locations seeing

similar temperatures to Mondays readings. Isolated afternoon and

evening thunderstorms are possible, mainly in the mountains and