BILLINGS – After a cloudy, gloomy and cold day on Monday, Tuesday has turned out to be just the opposite for Billings.
The temperatures have already warmed up into the upper 60s at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday shows only a few isolated showers in extreme northeastern North Dakota. Everywhere else there is no threat at all.
The same is true for our threat board. We only have a couple of flood warnings – one in North Dakota and the other one in central Idaho.
The same thing is true for our satellite and Doppler radar. We have dry skies from Western Montana all the way through the Dakotas.
Our high resolution forecast model shows nary a cloud or rain drop in the sky from Idaho all the way into the North Dakota.
We might see a few high clouds roll in Tuesday night and Wednesday in the northwest corner of the state and that is about all.
High pressure from the south will be pushing away most of the clouds and rain from central and southeastern Montana over the next 48 hours.
While our temperatures will warm into the low 70s on Tuesday, we could be topping out into the 80s by Wednesday in Billings.
Tonight: Mostly clear and mild. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 51 degrees.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 84 degrees.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for afternoon thunderstorms. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 79 degrees.