Q2 Weather: A cooler and wetter weather pattern arrives this weekend

Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 17:31:43-04

BILLINGS – It is kind of a gloomy rainy Friday afternoon in Billings; the temperature is only 54 degrees.

The Doppler radar shows light rain is in Billings this afternoon, with the heavier showers and thunderstorms in the Beartooth foothills.

We are also seeing a little light snow up in the higher elevations of the Beartooth mountains and some thunderstorms up there as well.

The high resolution forecast model shows that we will dry out on Saturday morning with more rain possible moving in that evening around 8:30 p.m.

The rain will start to change over to snow on Sunday afternoon as another wave of moisture sweeps down from Canada and across south central Montana.

We are expected to get back up into the 60s on Saturday, but roll back down to the low 30s for highs on Tuesday with snow falling as well.

We could warm back up to 58 degrees on Thursday, with mostly sunny skies returning then.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms this evening. Then look for a slight chance for rain showers overnight. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 39 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance for rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 62 degrees.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny, windy with a 40 percent chance for rain showers turning the snow that evening and overnight. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph gusting to 40 mph. High 48 degrees.