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Q2 Weather: A pretty decent weekend with only a few hiccups

Posted at 3:26 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 17:26:27-04

BILLINGS – It is a gorgeous day in Billings. The sun is out, the temperatures are in the 60s and you can see all the way to the ski runs at Red Lodge Mountain, some 70 miles away.

The Doppler radar as of Friday shows a little band of rain showers dropping down from Canada into Havre.

That is part of a new cold front that’s getting ready to drop down from Canada bringing some spotty rain showers and some slightly cooler temperatures.

The cold front will continue to dive down through Montana most of the day today and it will eventually cross the Billings area by Saturday morning.

A weak Alberta clipper type cold front that will move in fast and drop a little bit of rain and then move on.

There is a slight 20 percent chance of rain on Saturday night.

Another surge of moisture will drop down behind that cold front and bring a chance for some additional rain or snow showers to the state, Sunday afternoon and night.

In Billings, there is a 30 percent chance for rain showers and possibly thunderstorms Sunday evening.

The high temperatures for Saturday, Sunday and Monday are still expected to stay into the low to mid-60s, but then a new shot of cold air moves in on Tuesday and drops back to 49 degrees for the high.

There is another 20 percent chance for rain showers Tuesday morning, with a slight chance for an evening thunderstorm too.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Turning cloudy and a little less wind. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 43 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and continued warm. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 60 degrees.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and a little warmer, with a 30 percent chance for rain that evening. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 64 degrees.