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Q2 Weather: Unsettled weather pattern this weekend for Billings

Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 17:25:01-04

BILLINGS-  Friday started out with mostly cloudy skies and a few light sprinkles in the air at 7 a.m.

Since then, a few holes in the clouds have developed and those holes are starting to allow the temperatures to warm up into the low 60s in Billings and across the rest of Eastern Montana.

It is a little cooler out in western Montana around Kalispell and Missoula. There, the temps are only to the upper 40s and low 50s.

The cooler temps are a direct result of a few rain showers in cloudy skies developing in that part of the state.

We expect breezy conditions across the rest of eastern Montana Friday as the same system that brought sprinkles in the morning continues to exit the state.

On Saturday morning, a new cold front moves through bringing more rain wind and cooler temperatures.

However, high pressure will clear out the skies Saturday afternoon and bring more sunshine.

Then on Sunday, another cold front will sweep across the state, and it too will bring cloudy skies, wind, rain and cooler temperatures.

Temperatures roll back from upper 60s to low 50s by 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The big weather change happens next week as high temperatures struggle to get to the upper 40s and low 50s with a combination of rain or rain mixing with snow.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 20 percent chance for rain showers overnight. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 49 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain showers the morning, then sunny skies expected in the afternoon. West winds 15 to 25 mph the morning, changing to northwesterly 20 to 35 mph in the afternoon with a few gusts to 45 mph. High 61 degrees.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 62 degrees.