BILLINGS – It looks like a pleasant weekend ahead, but there are a few concerns.
Low land flooding will be an issue as snow melt continues. Localized ice jamming along the Yellowstone River and area waterways are likely to occur as well.
With Saturday likely to be the warmest day of the week, Sunday’s slight cool down and a chance for showers will be the first significant change in this ‘first of Spring’ weather pattern we’ve enjoyed since earlier this week.
Saturday’s highs will be in the 50s to low 60s, while Sunday’s highs will stay in the 40s to low 50s with scattered rain and snow showers.
Temperatures will peak early next week with much of the area hitting highs in the 60s by Tuesday. By Thursday expect about a 20-degree drop in the afternoon temperatures and scattered rain and snow showers.
The Billings Forecast
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, light southwest winds and a low 37.
Saturday: Partly sunny, a 20 percent chance of rain showers, light west winds and a high of 61.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers and a low of 35.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance of rain and a high of 52.