Q2 Weather: Nice weather will hold for the short term in Billings

Posted at 3:43 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 17:45:05-04

BILLINGS- It is another beautiful day in Billings.

We have a clear blue sky with plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming up into the upper 50s at 2 p.m.

The reason it’s a little cooler than last week is an area of high pressure at the surface is creating a northeast breeze, allowing the cooler temps from Canada to move into Montana.

In fact, most of the temperatures at 2 p.m. were mostly in the 50s. Across the state, we actually got up to 60 degrees at Miles City and Sheridan, Wyo.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows mostly sunny skies across all of Montana and much of North and South Dakota.

The only place we see any rain is from a minor shortwave weather disturbance moving through southern Idaho and Utah. Those will not be much of a player for us.

The forecast model shows high pressure. The surface in southern Canada will continue to give us a northeast breeze with cooler temperatures through Monday evening and into Tuesday.

By Tuesday evening, that high slides away, and a warm front sweeps across the state and warms up for Wednesday.

Unfortunately, that warm front is tied to another cold front, and this will bring us a big cool down as we head into the latter part of the week.

It will also create some pretty strong gusty winds in the process and knock our temperatures in the upper 60s back down to the mid-50s as we head through the weekend.


 TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph this evening shifting to the Northwest at 5 to 10 mph overnight. Low 36 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and continued mild. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Southeast in the afternoon. High 64 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 66 degrees.