Q2 Weather: Billings may catch the edge of a bigger storm in the central Rockies

Posted at 2:10 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 16:10:38-04

BILLINGS- It is another beautiful day in Billings, with only a few clouds toward the Beartooth Mountains.

In the early afternoon, temperatures have already warmed up to 50 degrees in Billings with a light breeze at 6 mph.

Elsewhere around the state, temperatures are mostly to the 40s until you get to Kalispell and Missoula where they have warmed up into the low 50s already.

The current Doppler radar shows spotty sprinkles around Musselshell County and Roundup.

It’s all part of a much bigger northwesterly flow of air with several minor weather disturbances caught up inside.

Just like Monday, that flow of air is out of the northwest, but this time it’s pointing more toward Jordan and Miles City instead of Billings.

We still have flooding at Great Falls to Butte and also around the Glasgow area.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows a few spotty snow showers across the southern part of Montana, which is all part of a much bigger system is moving to the central Rockies.

The stuff in Montana is the extreme northern edge of that storm and will continue to track across southern Montana through Wednesday.

Later on that day, a fresh batch of moisture will sweep across southern Montana, bringing Billings a slight chance for more spotty showers Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, a new warm front will sweep across the state and clear out the skies and warms things up.

We will see temps get into the low to mid-50s Tuesday and top out at 57 on Wednesday and possibly work its way up to 70 on Friday.

We then will see the temps roll back to the low to mid-60s over the weekend and into the beginning of next week.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and continued mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 34 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain in the afternoon and warmer. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 57 degrees.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph high 67 degrees.