Q2 Weather: Stuck on nice in Billings

Posted at 2:32 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 16:32:44-04

BILLINGS- It is another beautiful sunny, blue sky day in the northern Rockies and the city of Billings.

Not only have the skies cleared up, but the temperatures are going up. Already Billings is into the low 40s in the early afternoon.

Even over at Glacier National Park, the skies are clear, although the Lake McDonald is still frozen.

The temperatures up there are still mostly to the 40s but they’re on their way to the 50s on this Tuesday afternoon.

On the threat board, we do have a Flood Advisory for Petroleum County. Snow melt, poor drainage and frozen coverts are causing minor flooding on the county roads.

However, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows nothing but sunny skies on one side of Montana to the other.

Most of the cloudy skies, rain and snow continue to track into the Dakotas.

That means our weather is going to be dominated again by a big ridge of high pressure that’s been building in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

This ridge will clear out the skies and keep temperatures heading toward the 50s and 60s later this week.

In fact, that’s exactly what our High-Resolution Forecast Model is showing Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.

The temperature for Tuesday will continue to stay into the upper 40s and low 50s and cool back down into the low 30s by Wednesday morning, then back up into the 50s again that afternoon.

We could actually top out at 61 degrees on Thursday and Friday then back down to 55 on Sunday.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear and a little cool. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 29 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer will. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 57 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 61 degrees.