BILLINGS- It’s Friday afternoon in the Big Sky and it looks like the weather is finally starting to break for Billings.
The skies are cloudy but those clouds are starting to get thinner. And we even see a few places where we have some sun breaks.
The temperature has already climbed up into the mid-40s for Billings and could go even higher as the afternoon wears on.
Around the rest of the state, the temps are mostly in the 40s and 50s, although Kalispell is up to 51 degrees.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the storm that moved through the Billings area is over and heading for the foothills of the Beartooths and the Bighorn mountains.
We still have a few places where we have flooding issues from Glacier Park all the way down to Butte. There we still have a Flood Advisory due to poor drainage and snow melt.
Up in the northeast corner the state, we have a Flood Advisory, plus a Flood Warning on the Milk River and the Poplar River.
The high-resolution forecast model shows high pressure dropping down from Canada and helping to push most of the snow showers, in southern Montana, out of the state Friday afternoon.
This will clear the way for mostly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday, although a new cold front moves in late in the day on Sunday and brings us a few more clouds.
Temperatures will probably stay in the 40s until the morning when we get back down into the upper 20s and low 30s, then jump back up into the 40s Saturday afternoon.
We will actually top out to the 50s over the weekend and even into Monday then cool back down to 45 on Wednesday.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 28 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 53 degrees.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer still. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. High 56 degrees.