Q2 Weather: Spotty showers possible for Billings the rest of Thursday

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 18:50:08-04

BILLINGS- The sun keeps playing peek-a-boo with the clouds and rainfall in the Billings area Thursday afternoon.

The temperatures continue to stay in the mid-50s but are forecast to get a little higher once the sun comes out and stays out for a while.

So far Billings has picked up .03 inches of rain but northeastern Montana and east central Montana have picked up quite a bit more.

Places like Miles City have picked up half an inch of rain, Glendive and Jordan have both seen three-quarters of an inch of rain.

The Doppler Network radar shows a line of showers that moved through Billings about 12:30 p.m. and continue to push their way to Big Horn County, Thursday afternoon.

It’s all part of a much larger system that is slowly spinning its way out of the state but the trailing edge of the storm continues to track from Great Falls into Billings and Sheridan.

Our forecast model shows we could be in and out of showers the rest of the afternoon but then the rain will fade away later Thursday evening.

Cloudy skies will continue for the rest of Thursday night but a few sun breaks will start moving in Friday morning, that afternoon we will be looking at sunny skies across southern Montana.

Our temperatures will remain cool throughout the rest of Thursday then bounce back into the 70s on Friday and Saturday.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cold. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 39 degrees.

FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph high 71 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer.