BILLINGS- It is another day of cloudy skies and the threat of rain, this time from the South, for Billings.
The southern storm is the extreme northern edge of the much larger storm that’s producing the threat of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the central plains states Tuesday.
At the same time, we’re keeping an eye on a new storm developing in southern Canada. This storm is forecast to drop down into Montana later Tuesday evening, however, mainly in the west.
The cold front from Canada will produce scattered rain showers off and on throughout much of western Montana and then eventually push into southern Montana Wednesday.
It is believed that the cold front will bring the threat of rain to Billings later Wednesday evening. Here again we are only expecting light to moderate rainfall, nothing severe.
As his cold front sidesteps into the Dakotas, it should take most of the rainfall with it.
This will set the stage for a nice end of the week for Billings and south-central Montana as high pressure will move into the state, east of the divide.
In fact, our temperatures will remain in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday for highs, and then jump up into the 60s on Friday and Saturday.
On Sunday and Monday, our high temperatures will bounce up into the upper 70s and finally it will begin to feel more like late spring or early summer.
Once we hit those 60s, the chance of rain diminishes to about maybe 20% on Friday night and after that nothing but sunshine expected all weekend long.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms through the night. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph low 37 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 40% chance for morning rain showers then a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 55 degrees.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny and a little but warmer. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 57 degrees.