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Q2 Weather: The temps to hold for the weekend, but showers will be moving in

Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:41:28-04

Just a few cloudy skies rolled into the Billings area this afternoon with a temperature that’s still holding pretty strong.

At 3 p.m. the temperature in Billings has already made it up to 66 degrees and may possibly go higher before the end of the day.

Around the rest of Montana, the temperatures are mostly in the 60s in the Eastern part of the state while 40s continue in the Southwest and 50s along the high line and the Northwest.

On the threat board, the flooding issues around Montana have been dealt with and are no longer an issue.

The Doppler radar shows more scattered rain showers caught up in a southwesterly flow of air over the state.

We could see some spotty showers from Missoula up to Great Falls and over to Lewistown.

We also see some light rain around the Glasgow area and a couple of snow showers up in the Beartooths.

The High-Resolution Forecast Model shows a cold front dropping down from Canada today, keeping most of the high line and North Eastern Montana little cooler.

Some of the showers are forecast to make their way into the Billings area about 6 p.m. tonight.

In the morning those showers go away, and Billings could be looking at partly cloudy skies.

A new cold front will sweep through that afternoon and bring us some cooler temperatures and a slight chance of rain.

On Sunday another cold front will move into Western Montana producing more rain and snow out there while the east should remain dry.

Temperatures will still stay in the 60s this weekend but roll back to the 50s next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms this evening. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 43 degrees.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny and continued mild with a 30 percent chance for rain in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 63 degrees.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny, dry and warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 69 degrees.