At least the sun is out now on this Friday afternoon. We started out the morning with mostly foggy conditions. Yes, the sun was out but the low clouds and fog prevented us from seeing it.
Since then the fog has lifted, or burned off, and the sun is out slowly warming things up.
At 2 p.m., Billings was only in the low 60s looking for a high in the low 70s on Friday.
It was only 38º in Billings when the fog formed this morning around 7 a.m.
I suspect the temperature will be advancing in leaps and bounds as the sun starts hitting us in full stride. .
The jet stream has pulled back northeast and should keep most of the cooler temperatures and rainy conditions away from south-central Montana for the rest of the day.
And in fact, that’s what our computer model is showing as well.
Mostly sunny skies are expected across southern Montana throughout the rest of the afternoon with clearing skies Friday night and much of Saturday morning.
Now we might see a few high clouds roll in from the West on Saturday afternoon but by 6 PM the wind will change and that will be a new cold front dropping down from the North.
This will cause the temperatures to start cooling down. Fall will arrive at 7:54 p.m. Saturday and, in-kind, the temperatures will fall with it back to the 60s for the rest of next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 47°.
SATURDAY: Sunny and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 79°.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 67°.