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Q2 Weather: Summer-like in Billings, but more rain expected by end of week

Posted at 3:44 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 17:44:58-04

BILLINGS- It’s another beautiful day in Billings, with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Already at 2 p.m., the temperature soared up to 82 degrees.

This is all thanks to a new ridge of high pressure that continues to build into the region just as it did over the weekend.

The Doppler radar does show a few scattered rain showers across the Hi-Line. That’s where we have a new backdoor cold front that’s setting up in southern Canada.

It looks like most of those showers will continue to move on into North Dakota, while the backdoor cold front will eventually start pushing its way down in towards Billings.

The chance of rain is minimal- only about a 20 percent chance. We’re not looking for much here in the Billings area.

We do see another cold front moving in from the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

This will have a little more strength with it and could bring a few more showers and thunderstorms into the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

In fact, as this cold front approaches, it will give us some prefrontal warming, which will cook things up for us a little bit on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

After the cold front passes, we expect to see temperatures roll back a little bit and a little bigger chance for rain showers moving in Thursday afternoon.

BILLINGS FORECAST

 TONIGHT: Turning cloudy but still mild, with a Northwest wind at 5 to 15 mph. Low 51 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Southwest 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. High 80 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and still warm with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 81 degrees.