Q2 Weather: It is getting time for the “good stuff” in weather

Posted at 2:18 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 16:18:47-04

The storms are gone and high pressure is moving in and that means Montana is finally getting a taste of the good stuff.

Here in the afternoon the temperatures have already broken through into the 60s with mostly sunny skies from one side of the state to the other.

Of course all the warmer temperatures are melting whatever snow we have left and that continues to add to our flooding problems.

In Meagher County, the Ringling area is being impacted by flooding the most and up along the high line the Milk River is out of its banks by over 4 feet.

This is causing numerous roads to be flooded and small streams in the area continue to run high.

The one thing in our favor is that we are not adding any more moisture to the problem already; the skies remain clear to partly cloudy from one side of the state to the other.

This high pressure that’s over us will keep us fairly dry and quiet through Friday night, but a new low pressure cell will be moving onshore.

Eventually it will start slinging some moisture into western Montana by Saturday evening giving Billings a chance of rain late Saturday night.

Up until then, our weather remains rather quiet with temperatures getting into the upper 60s and low 70s during the day and rolling back to the upper 30s and low 40s at night.


Tonight: Clear and continued mild. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 39 degrees.

Friday: Sunny and getting just a little bit warmer. South winds 5 to 10 mph the morning becoming easterly 5 to 15 in the afternoon. High 73 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and getting hot. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. High 81 degrees.