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Q2 Weather: Cooler temps in Billings today will jump up into the 80s Saturday

Posted at 4:04 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 18:05:40-04

BILLINGS- The weather continues to be stuck on nice for Billings and much of south-central Montana on Friday afternoon.

The temperature in Billings at 2 p.m. was 63 degrees with just a few clouds in the sky.

It is another story on the Carolina coast. Hurricane Florence continues to move onshore with 75 mph winds and heavy rain. Florence is now a Category 1 Hurricane.

Some 600,000 customers were without power Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Montana and the rest of the West is pretty dry. In fact, the only showers in Montana are in the northeast corner the state.

There, the jet stream is taking showers that come in from the west and escorting them up and around the Billings area and in toward Dawson, Richland and Prairie counties.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we can expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies the rest of the afternoon in Billings.

On Saturday morning, we will start off with mostly cloudy skies but will see some sun breaks moved through later in the afternoon.

After 6 p.m. or later, we could even see spotty showers develop.

Temperatures will continue to stay cool for the rest of Friday, but they could jump up into the low 80s over the weekend.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and continued cool. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 47 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph the morning becoming easterly in the afternoon. High 80 degrees.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for isolated showers overnight. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 53 degrees.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and continued warm. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning becoming light and variable in the afternoon. High 80 degrees.