BILLINGS – At long last we finally have a little break in the weather here in the Billings area.
The temperatures are already getting into the mid-50s and the cloudy skies are giving way to partly cloudy skies, not only here but across much of the state.
The only issue we have today is still flooding along the Hi-Line. Here, once again, most is due to rapid snow melt. We have Flood Advisories up there and a Flood Warning.
The Flood Warning is for the Milk River and small streams in and around Glasgow.
In fact, the only weather we see are the showers we had in Eastern Montana Tuesday that moved into the Dakotas Wednesday.
The next storm to come our way is a low pressure cell that’s off the California coast, and it will probably take the low road and head through Utah and Colorado.
The ridge of high pressure that’s in place there now is expected to slide to the east allowing the low to move onshore and into the mountain states.
It looks like we will be fairly dry from this storm – it’s just too far away.
However, it will change the wind to the southeast and that’ll start sending a few cloudy skies our way by late today on Thursday.
The temperatures will continue to stay mild over the next 24 hours cooling into the 30s at night and back to the mid to upper-50s during the day.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and continued mild. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 33 degrees.
Thursday: Partly sunny and mild Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 58 degrees
Friday: Mostly sunny and continued mild Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning becoming northeasterly 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. High 57 degrees.