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Q2 Weather: Rain and snow are gone from Billings, and a cool weekend is next

Posted at 3:18 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:18:39-04

BILLINGS- The cloudy skies have stayed, but the rain and snow have booked. The temperatures are slow to warm up this afternoon, but they were not expected to get very much higher than they are now.

Our current temps around the region are mostly into the 40s for south-central Montana and the 50s out west and in the southwest.

It could always be worse, did you see all the snow that fell on the state line with Wyoming along Interstate 90? It looks like the highway stayed open, but the grassy areas caught all the snow.

The only thing on the threat board is a Wind Advisory for the northwest corner of Montana and that is for Saturday.

A new weather system moving into that region could cause winds to kick up to 50 mph Saturday between noon and 9 p.m.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the jet stream is taking most of the rain and snow out of the region and sending it over to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The high-resolution forecast for Montana and northern Wyoming shows the cloudy skies in the early afternoon are forecast to give way a little later today.

The cloudy skies return early in the morning on Saturday and that afternoon, you’ll see heavy snow develop on the Front Range of the Rockies by Great Falls.

Rain is expected to develop along Highway 2 in north-central Montana with more snow in the Big and Little Snowy Mountains near Lewistown.

Temperatures are expected to remain somewhat cool, only in the 40s the rest of Friday afternoon and then only get into the upper 40s on Saturday and Sunday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with only a 20 percent chance for lingering showers overnight. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 37 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for rain showers. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 48 degrees

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow in the morning changing to rain in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 48 degrees.