BILLINGS – Things will become more unsettled through the weekend, with temperatures fluctuating through next week.
With the ground still frozen in most locations, melting snow and ice cannot soak in. Instead, it is running off filling creeks, streams, and culverts.
This can result in water across roadways and flooded basements. There is also the increased potential for ice jams and flooding on waterways.
There will be a few more clouds around Friday, with highs mainly in the 50s. Overnight temperatures will be mild, mainly in the 30s for the lower elevations.
Saturday will be the warmest day of the weekend, with highs in the 50s to low 60s. But by the end of the day, clouds will increase and scattered isolated showers will develop.
Sunday will be the coolest day with highs in the 40s to low 50s. Expect scattered rain and snow showers.
Temperatures will peak early next week with much of the area hitting highs in the 60s by Tuesday. But by Thursday, expect about a 20-degree drop in the afternoon temperatures and scattered rain and snow showers.