Thanks to all the recent rains, the South Hills in Billings looks almost like Ireland.
Billings and much of south central Montana continue to remain in between weather disturbances Thursday afternoon.
The next wave of moisture is already starting to move into extreme western Montana, where it’s producing rain in the valleys and snow in the higher elevations.
Much of eastern Montana has been able to enjoy mostly sunny skies all day Thursday.
The cloudy skies and rain associated with a surface trough will slowly start moving in from the west overnight and throughout Friday.
Up to a half an inch of rain is expected for south central Montana and up to almost a foot of snow in the Cody foothills and Bighorn Mountains.
The Beartooth Mountains are expecting anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow out of this upcoming storm.
Once this surface trough moves out of the area high pressure, sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected to return to Billings and the surrounding area this weekend.
Tonight: Turning cloudy with a slight chance of early evening showers and a 60 percent chance for more rain likely after 3 a.m. East winds 5 to 15 mph this evening becoming northwesterly overnight. Low 43°
Friday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and colder. Chance of rain is 70 percent. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 50°.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with only a 20 percent chance for showers in the morning, then drying conditions the rest of the day. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southerly by the afternoon. High 63°.