Q2 Weather: Sunny skies to return Tuesday to Billings along with warmer temps

Posted at 2:22 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 16:22:50-05

BILLINGS- It is another nice looking day in Billings. The only problem: a little breezy wind.

In the early afternoon, it’s blowing at about 23 mph out of the southwest. Plus, the temperatures are little slow to warm up on Monday. We are only in the low 30s at 2 p.m.

Elsewhere around eastern Montana, temperatures are also only in the 30s. We also see a few 20s and 30s mixed out in the western part of the state.

A new area of high pressure is forecast to start moving into the Pacific Northwest, but before it does, it will cause a northerly, upper-level wind to drop out of Canada, keeping us cooler today.

Caught up in that upper-level, northerly flow, are some mid- and high-level clouds.

Those clouds are forecast to move into Billings as the afternoon wears on.

Once the jet stream starts sliding to the east, it should take most of the cloud cover along with it by early Tuesday morning.

In fact, our high-resolution forecast model shows sunny skies moving into Billings by Tuesday afternoon.

Then we see a very weak cold front moving in the Billings by Wednesday afternoon, and this should roll our temperatures back from the 50s into the upper 40s again on Thursday.

We do expect to see mostly sunny skies much of the week, but after Friday night, a stronger cold front moves in and rolls us back into the 30s for highs on Saturday.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and not as cold. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 25 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, windy and warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph. High 48 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, windy and warmer still. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph gusting to 40 mph the morning. High 52 degrees.