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Q2 Weather: A few clouds and warmer temps on the way to Billings

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 16:32:28-05

BILLINGS- We started with mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures in the Billings area on Tuesday.

However, it looks like a few high cirrus clouds are starting to roll in from the west.

They should continue to keep temperatures somewhat cooler, mostly into the mid-to-upper 30s Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures around the rest of the state are also little on the cool side, mostly in the 20s to low 30s along the Hi-Line, a few teens in the southwest and 30s in south-central and eastern Montana.

The windy conditions continue to remain jammed up in the northeast corner of the state around Glasgow and Glendive.

Most of the high winds continue to move into the Dakotas, leaving western Montana to remain a little calmer.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for the northwest corner of the state for mixed precipitation and potentially hazardous travel on Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Look for one to three inches of snow with glazed ice on top of it, which will make for slick conditions from Kalispell to Missoula.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the high cirrus clouds already starting to move in from the west.

A few scattered snow showers are moving into the northwest corner of the state between Missoula and Kalispell.

Our high-resolution computer model shows cloudy skies with rain and snow moving into the western part of the state, including Billings, and south-central Montana,

It looks like most of the moisture will do an end run around Billings, and we will be left with partly cloudy skies on Wednesday and sunny skies moving in for Thursday afternoon.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 19 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Decreasing clouds and a little warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 40 degrees.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 48 degrees.