Q2 Weather: Cool and rainy now, but Mothers Day should be summer-like for Billings

Posted at 3:15 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 17:16:44-04

BILLINGS- Mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures with a dash of scattered rain showers is on the Billings weather menu for Wednesday.

Showers moving into Billings Wednesday afternoon and evening are part of a cold front that dropped down from Canada Tuesday. The cold front is on its way into northeastern Wyoming.

In the meantime, it’s bringing scattered rain showers in a northeast flow headed toward the Beartooth Mountains.

The showers are traveling upslope into the Beartooth Mountains. An upslope flow has the tendency to enhance rain or snowfall development.

That is exactly what’s happening in the mountains today. Eventually the cold front will move out of the area and will take most of the moisture with it.

On Thursday, a pair of high-pressure cells will move into Montana from the northwest and help clear out the skies and begin to warm up the temperatures.

Another cold front will try to drop down from Canada but will run into the high-pressure cells, which will jam up this moisture along the Hi-Line and keep will it up in southern Canada.

We anticipate the high pressure will stick around for a while and will bring more dryer and warmer air into the region.

In fact, we could see another spike of temperatures on Mother’s Day, up into the 80s.

As we start next week, our temperatures will remain mostly into the mid-70s with mostly dry conditions.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain showers. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 35 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for isolated rain shower the morning. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 58 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 69 degrees.