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Q2 Weather: Looking more spring-like

Posted at 5:22 AM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 07:22:11-04

A more spring-like weather pattern is starting to evolve this weekend.

For the Billings area, and areas to the west, the “winter storm that never was” will continue to pump out some showers and just enough snow to be annoying Friday.

Areas north of Billings and across the eastern plains of Montana picked up the brunt of the system. Light snow showers will continue to fade to the east throughout the day.

Friday afternoon high temperatures will be mainly in the 30s to low 40s Friday, with decreasing showers and decreasing clouds through the evening.

Overnight readings will slip mainly to the 20s, with continued clearing. That will produce areas of Saturday morning fog.  

Temperatures will warm through the weekend, reaching the 50s for much of the area on Saturday, 55 to 65 on Sunday and 60s to around 70 Monday.

Showers, wind, and cooler temperatures take over Monday night through Tuesday.

Billings forecast:

Friday…Area rain and snow showers decreasing through the morning and early afternoon. High near 41.  NW wind 10-20 mph.

Friday night…Gradual clearing with areas of fog developing.  Low of about 27.

Saturday…Morning fog, then partly cloudy.  Around 53 for the high.