Q2 Weather: A few nice days in Billings before the weather changes

Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 17:17:57-04

BILLINGS- It is another beautiful day in Billings. However, we do see a few cloudy skies trying to creep in from the south.

That’s all part of an upper-level, low-pressure cell in Idaho that is slinging a little mid-level moisture up into south-central Montana, and the city of Billings.

Temperatures in the early afternoon are in the mid-to-upper 50s looking to get into the 60s, before the day is done.

Around the rest the state, current temperatures are already into the 50s and 60s, but the big story is the beautiful blue sky we have across the rest of Montana.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the line of cloudy skies and showers trying to move in from Wyoming and Idaho.

It is all part of that upper-level low that’s grabbing moisture from the four-corner states and wrapping it around the low in Eastern Idaho.

The high-resolution forecast model shows that most of the moisture may start making its way into the Beartooth Mountains, but that’s likely as far as it will go.

A new warm front will sweep across Eastern Montana on Wednesday and that will be cooking us up into the 70s.

That will then be followed by a new cold front that starts to fall apart as it crosses central Montana and Billings.

The cool air will still push into the region on Thursday and temperatures are expected to roll back into the upper 50s by Friday Saturday and Sunday.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and not quite as cool. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 44 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 70 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and not quite as warm. Look for a 20 percent chance for evening rain showers overnight. West winds 5 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 15 to 25 mph that afternoon. High 64 degrees.