BILLINGS- A mostly cloudy sky is the rule in Billings Tuesday. Not only that, it’s a warm day.
The early afternoon temperature at 2 p.m. in Billings was 48 degrees, and we will be looking for a high Tuesday to get into the low 50s.
The southwesterly wind at 20 mph off the Beartooth Mountains will help to warm things in Billings as well.
Not only in Billings, but all across much of eastern Montana, temperatures are in the upper 40s to the mid-50s in the early afternoon on Tuesday.
Plus there is a Wind Advisory for the Beartooth foothills until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
There, winds gusts could be getting up to 55 and 65 mph, plus we have a Winter Weather Advisory for Gallatin County beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday and going until noon Wednesday.
We are expecting two to four inches of snow in the Bozeman area, with gusty winds to 35 mph.
The Doppler radar shows that Billings is currently in between weather disturbances with a little rain in extreme eastern Bighorn and Rosebud counties.
The big ridge of high pressure that’s been over us the last few days is starting to flatten out, giving Billings a more zonal flow of air.
This will cause any storm that moves into the state to race through rapidly without dropping significant rain or snow.
In fact, our high-resolution forecast model shows we are expecting dry skies in Billings until about 6 a.m. Wednesday. That’s when we get a chance of rain.
After that, the sun comes back out later Wednesday afternoon.
The area will get back up to 50 degrees one more day on Wednesday and the temps will then steadily roll back downhill to about 27 degrees for the high on Monday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for rain or snow showers overnight. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 35 degrees.
WEDNPartly partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for rain and snow in the morning. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 50 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and continued mild. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 45 degrees.