Q2 Weather: Still warm but a little rain in moving into the Billings area

Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 17:38:43-04

BILLINGS- A few clouds rolled into the Billings area this Thursday afternoon, but we still have our fair share sun breaks in the cloud cover and it has been just enough to cook us up to about 68 degrees Thursday.

Around the rest of the state, the temperatures are mostly into the 60s in eastern Montana but are a little cooler in the west, mostly into the 50s.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows scattered rain showers moving into west-central Montana around Missoula. Everywhere else, the skies are virtually dry.

On the threat board, we still have some flooding in Montana, up in the northeast corner the state.

That’s where we have a Flood Advisory for Daniels, Valley and Roosevelt counties. There is also a Flood Warning for the Milk River at Glasgow, which is 3 feet above flood stage.

The high-resolution forecast model shows a fresh batch of moisture moving in from the southwest Thursday afternoon. We don’t think it will make it into Billings until later this evening.

It looks like it will be sometime after midnight before a good dose of rain moves into Billings.

On Friday, temperatures should warm up to 70 degrees. Plus we will see some more rain move into south-central Montana Friday evening.

By Saturday, most of that moisture kicks out of the way and temperatures will roll back into the 60s.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 44 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain in the afternoon and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming easterly in the afternoon. High 70 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain in the morning and more rain again in the afternoon. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 64 degrees.