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Q2 Weather: Some typical springtime ups and downs ahead

Posted at 4:47 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 06:47:45-04

A period of warm and dry weather will be followed by a period of cooler and wetter weather.

As a high-pressure Ridge builds into the Rocky Mountain West, high temperatures will end up mainly into the 60s Thursday and the mid to lower 70s on Friday.

Expect sunny afternoons at a clear overnight with a light Southwest breeze. Overnight temperatures will be mainly in the 30s

Temperatures will peak on Saturday with highs in the 70s to low 80s. A chance of rain showers develops Sunday, as temperatures begin to slip downward.

Expect scattered area showers early next week with highs mainly in the 50s to low 60s.

Area streams and creeks will begin to rise with melting snow from the mountains, and spring rain showers.

Billings forecast:

Thursday… Sunny with a high near 68. Southwest breeze 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday night… Clear with a low of about 40.

Friday… Warmer, with sunshine. High around 73.