The Billings National Weather Service (NWS) reminds people to stay weather aware over the fourth of July weekend with an increased possibility of thunderstorm activity. 

Severe storms are possible Sunday and Monday with heavy rain, strong winds, and hail. Temperatures for the weekend are expected to stay warm, varying from the mid to late 80s. 

Screenshot of a tweet sent out by NWS Billings warning others of possible thunderstorms this weekend.

The National Weather Service Billings also said over Twitter that possible severe thunderstorms are possible southeast of Billings on July 1. A slight risk of hail up to a quarter in size and possible wind gusts of 60 miles per hour are the main risks of the storm. The timing for the thunderstorm is somewhere in the late afternoon to evening. 

It is important to remember that during severe thunderstorms, lightning strikes are possible which can injure or even kill an individual. If you hear thunder, get inside to avoid lightning strikes. 

Check weather updates for Billings and surrounding towns on the NWS Billings’ Facebook or Twitter Page. You can also visit their website for the latest updates. Have fun this holiday weekend and remember to stay alert for any weather changes.