BILLINGS – Once again smoke has become an issue in Billings and the Yellowstone valley on Friday.
The temperatures have already warmed up into the low 80s in the early afternoon.
However, the big headline in the weather department is a new cold front moving in from the west.
It will bring in cooler temperatures and rain. Some storms may be strong in south-central Montana.
Out ahead of the cold front, temperatures were in the 80s. Behind the front, only 60s and 70s.
The forecast computer models show the cold front moving into Billings around 6 p.m. Friday.
That’s when we think the storms will be at their strongest. By Saturday morning, the front will have blown through the state and will no longer be an issue.
On Saturday afternoon, the sun will be out and the temperatures will be much cooler.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. There will also be areas of smoke. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 53 degrees.
SATURDAY: Sunny and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 77 degrees.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 80 degrees.