Q2 Weather: Cool conditions linger for the early week

Posted at 5:07 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 19:07:24-04

The moisture swirling around a low pressure system that is tracking to our southeast has basically missed the Billings area. We were expecting a shower or two this afternoon that never quite materialized and as a result of that we have warmed up and seen a few sunny breaks over the course of Sunday afternoon.

Monday is shaping up to be a similar day to what we have seen here today with temperatures in the upper 40s and a mix of sun and clouds.

Cooler, wetter and cloudier conditions will likely be present in the Southeastern part of the state and there are winter weather advisories for Monday night into Tuesday with the potential of snow.

For us here in Billings it seems we have avoided the moisture for now, but temperatures will stay below seasonal as we are still under the cooling influence of a large scale trough dragging cool air down into our region.

This will stay the case into the mid-week and chances for some snow/rain will pop up again on Wednesday. Wednesday is also shaping up to be the coldest day of the week where temperatures will struggle to hit the 40 degree plateau.

Next weekend is looking like a return to seasonal conditions, with a dry and warm pattern setting up. We will be keeping an eye on how that pattern develops over the course of this week.