Q2 Weather: Finally some spring-like weather as Billings heads into spring

Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 17:58:42-04

BILLINGS- It has turned out to be another Chamber of Commerce beautiful day in Billings.

The sky is clear, the temperatures are warming up and spring-like weather is on the way

At 1:30 p.m., Billings had already recorded 38 degrees with a southwest wind at 13 mph under mostly sunny skies.

Elsewhere around the region, we’ve already seen 40s develop in northern Wyoming and along the Hi-Line at Kalispell, Cut Bank and Jordan.

Everywhere else we’re mostly to the 20s and 30s.

On the threat board, the only thing we have working Monday is a flood advisory thanks to an ice jam on the Missouri River near Cascade.

This ice jam has been causing some minor flooding all last week and it looks like it will continue to do so this week.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows just a few wispy high clouds and some spotty sprinkles in Richland County heading in towards Fallon and Dawson counties of northeastern Montana.

Our forecast model shows that’s exactly what can happen, but the big story is the big ridge of high pressure that’s building in the Pacific Northwest.

This ridge of high pressure should dominate our weather for the rest of the week with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

A high-resolution forecast model shows partly cloudy skies the rest of the day and a few cloudy skies for the eastern edge of the state on Tuesday morning and even that fades away by Tuesday afternoon.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear and continued mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 25 degrees.

TUESDAY: Sunny and a little but warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 54 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 57 degrees.