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Q2 Weather: Beautiful today, turning colder Tuesday

Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 19:04:58-04

It is a beautiful Labor Day holiday. Just look at that blue sky. The temps in the early afternoon were in the 70s and expected to top out in the 80s on Monday.

The Doppler radar and satellite show mostly sunny skies across Montana with just a few clouds in the Northwest corner of the state.

The clouds are in response to a minor upper level trough that’s dipping into Montana today. So far the trough is still dry in Northwest Montana.

In fact, it is dry across the entire west coast. However, we do see a few showers in the four corner states. This is most likely monsoon moisture and will not affect us in the short term.

Our High Resolution Forecast Model shows generally dry skies the next few days across all of Montana.

Although, we do have a weak cold front moving through the state on Tuesday which will kick up some winds and change the direction to out of the Northeast.

These two things should cool us back down again on Tuesday. In fact, upper 60s could be our high on Tuesday.

We warm back up into the 70s and  80s the rest of the work week.

 BILLINGS FORECAST

 TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 48

 TUESDAY: Sunny and cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph High 69

 WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warmer. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph in the morning, becoming southeast in the afternoon. High 80