Q2 Weather: Unsettled but still warming

Posted at 5:52 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 07:57:37-04

BILLINGS – Still on track for a big warm-up by Friday, with wind and scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in between.

Thirty to 40 mph wind gusts are likely Wednesday, especially from around Livingston/Nye/Big Timber towards Billings.

Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day, with a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. However, the wind will likely keep some of the moisture from reaching the ground.

High temperatures will be mainly in the 50s to around 60 degrees. Again, the wind comes into play making it feel a little cooler.

With overnight readings in the upper 30s to low 40s, Thursday will be warmer. Expect highs in the 60s to low 70s with sunshine. Breezy conditions continue, and spread into southeast Montana.

The warmest readings will be on Friday, with highs in the 70s to low 80s. By Friday evening, a cold front moves through creating cooler temperatures and scattered showers, especially by Easter Sunday.

Billings forecast

Tuesday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of rain increasing through the afternoon. Some thunder also possible. High near 55.

Tuesday night… Cloudy during the evening with area rain showers. Gradually clearing overnight with a low of about 38.

Wednesday… Mostly sunny with a high around 59. A chance of an afternoon rain shower.