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Q2 Weather: The next few storms could do an end run around Billings

Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 16:29:47-05

BILLINGS- On this, the first Monday, after a long holiday weekend, the weather seems to be cooperating in the Billings area.

The temperature in the early afternoon is into the low 40s with mostly cloudy skies.

In fact, it’s a narrow band of 40s from Sheridan through Billings all the way up to Cut Bank, with cooler temperatures on either side of this little green band of temperatures.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows cloudy skies over Billings, but this batch of rain and snow is starting to make its way out of Glacier Park heading toward Lewistown.

Those showers are a little minor shortwave disturbance that will probably go around Billings and track all the way into the Miles City area.

There is a larger storm moving onshore in Washington and Oregon, which will likely follow the jet stream all the way up in Canada and come down somewhere into the northern plains.

The storm is going to be large enough and close enough to Montana that it will probably give Montana a glancing blow of rain and snow showers out of it, over the next couple of days.

In fact, the high-resolution computer model shows that Billings will be in and out of cloudy skies for the next couple of days with a few scattered rain and snow possible too.

Temperatures will get back into the low 50s on Tuesday and then roll back to 35 degrees for a high on Sunday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, breezy and cool. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 30 degrees.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny, breezy and a little warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 50 degrees

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow in the morning, then mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for rain in the afternoon. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 49 degrees.