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Q2 Weather: Feeling down? Billings weather should perk you up heading to weekend

Posted at 2:30 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 16:30:45-04

It is as if our weather is stuck on nice for the rest of the week – that’s the story for south-central Montana and, especially, the city of Billings.

A few cloudy skies are in the process of rolling up from the south in response to an upper level low pressure cell that is spinning in the Great Basin area of Nevada.

Now this upper level low is a weather maker. It has rain and snow on it, but we just think it’s not going to get this far north.

The threat board is still full of Flood Advisories and Flood Warnings especially along the Hi-Line. We are seeing flooding in a lot of cities on a lot of rivers in a lot of counties.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery does show the high clouds starting to roll in from Wyoming.

Plus, the high-resolution computer model does show cloudy skies rolling into the Billings area by 6 p.m. along with the southeast wind.

This next storm is forecast to track into southeastern Wyoming around Cheyenne.

It is large enough to be sending copious amounts of rain and snow and cloud cover into northeastern Wyoming, and just barely clip southeastern Montana by Friday night.

In the meantime, temperatures will continue to warm up into the 60s during the day and down to the 30s at night all the way into the weekend.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly cloudy but still mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 37 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny and a little warmer. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 61 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly sunny dry and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 72 degrees.