Q2 Weather: Decreasing clouds tonight in Billings, and another chance of rain Thursday

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 18:22:33-04

BILLINGS- The rain from early Wednesday morning has left Billings by the afternoon, but a few clouds are still hanging around, and the temperature is still little chilly, right around 44 degrees at 3 p.m.

The big winner in the precipitation department this morning was Glasgow, with over half an inch. Jordan picked up a quarter inch.

Everyone else in southern Montana wound up with one-tenth of an inch or less of precipitation Wednesday morning.

The temperatures in the afternoon were basically in the 30s in the northeast, 40s in central Montana and 50s and 60s in the southwest.

The polar jet stream has dipped down from Canada and taken most of this morning precipitation and escorted it up into southern Manitoba, Canada.

The subtropical jet stream is going to bring us our next supply of precipitation beginning on Thursday.

Not one, but two low-pressure cells will make their way into northern Wyoming, Thursday morning.

These two Lows will continue to sling a little moisture into northern Wyoming and south-central Montana.

By 9 p.m. Thursday, light to moderate rain will make its way into the Billings area with snowfall in the Beartooth and Crazy Mountains.

Then after that, we will return to partly sunny skies throughout much of Friday, with temperatures warming back up into the 50s.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and colder. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 31 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain showers in the afternoon. With an inch or snow likely overnight. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 47 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for rain and snow showers in the morning and warmer. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 53 degrees.