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Q2 Weather: Temps will fall the next few days in Billings but not too far

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 16:39:33-04

BILLINGS- Just a few clouds skies rolled into the Billings area Wednesday afternoon. Other than that it’s a very pretty day outside.

The temperature in Billings at 2 p.m. has gone up to 66 degrees, and in fact, we see a lot of 60s for much of Eastern Montana.

It is only up in the Northwest where we see 50s, like at Kalispell and Missoula.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a line of clouds rolling in from Great Falls to Bozeman, it is producing spotty rain and snow showers in the Beartooths Mountains.

We are also beginning to see a few scattered snow showers in the Bighorn Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

Part of the reason we‘re so much warmer in the eastern edge of the state is that’s where we have a warm front today.

The cloudy skies from Great Falls to Bozeman are where we have a new, but weak cold front.

That cold front should push into the Billings area around 6 p.m. Wednesday. As it does so, it will bring cloudy skies and slightly cooler temperatures.

On Thursday morning, that cold front dissipates as it moves in the Eastern Montana and Billings will be left to just a few cloudy skies. Later on Thursday, those clouds will turn to sunshine.

In fact, it will be a rather benign day throughout most of the afternoon on Thursday.

However, a new cold front is forecast to move in from the northwest on Friday, bringing us cooler temperatures and a chance for more rain later on Friday and again Saturday morning.

Afternoon high temperatures should stay in the 60s at least through Saturday. Then after that, they start to cool down as we head into next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and continued mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 44 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. West winds 5 to 15 mph high 64 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny and breezy, with a 20 percent chance for afternoon rain showers and again that evening. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 64 degrees.