BILLINGS – Cooler than average for now and unsettled weather continues.
While Billings looks to stay dry, lingering snow showers along the mountain foothills and through southeastern Montana will start Thursday. With cool morning temperatures, icy patches and localized fog are possible through midmorning.
Highs and lows will stay cooler than average through Friday, but the weekend looks warmer with highs returning to the 50s to low 60s. Hit and miss showers will continue, with the bulk of the activity in the mountains and foothills through early next week.
While the bulk of this latest storm system state in Wyoming and South Dakota, rainfall totals around Billings and Yellowstone County were pretty good. Reports range from around a third of an inch to 1.18 inches around Pompeys Pillar.
Most of the rest of the region produced similar numbers. However, just outside of Cooke City 2 inches of total precipitation was reported, and 2.26 inches just east of Livingston.
The Billings airport received 0.93 inches in the last three days.
Thursday… Patchy morning fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a high near 43. A light breeze through the day.
Thursday night… Mostly cloudy with a low around 26. East breeze 5 to 10 mph.
Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy with a high of around 47. Variable breeze 5 to 10 mph.