Q2 Weather: Stuck on beautiful is the forecast for Billings

Posted at 2:31 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 16:31:08-04

BILLINGS- It’s another picture-perfect day in Billings. The sun is out, the temps are cool and the leaves have begun to change. There’s a hint of fall in the air.

The thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday shows a few isolated showers possible in the northwest corner the state between Missoula and Great Falls and as far south as Bozeman.

However, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows only a few scattered showers in the extreme southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada.

The jet stream on Tuesday continues to track from Missoula to the northeast corner of Montana.

Any storms that may come south from Canada will get caught up in the jet stream and be whisked away before they could make it to Billings.

This means we can expect a generally dry forecast for the next several days, as long as the jet stream remains to the north and west of Billings.

This is exactly what our high-resolution forecast model is showing: showers movinng into Kalispell by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Another line of showers and thunderstorms from Bozeman to Lewistown to Winnett will follow the jet stream and track to the north and west of Billings at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Temperatures will continue to remain very comfy for the rest of the week. It will seem like room temperatures as our afternoon highs stay mainly in the 70s through Saturday.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and a little bit cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 48 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and continued mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 74 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and continued mild. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 73 degrees.