Q2 Weather: A little lull in the rain today, but more expected Friday

Posted at 3:11 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 17:11:36-04

The cloudy skies rolled back into Billings, but the rain held off Thursday afternoon.

On the other side of the coin, the temperature zoomed up to 61 degrees in the early afternoon in Billings.

Elsewhere around the state, we see a lot of 50s and 60s and even a few 70s at Kalispell, Havre, and Williston, North Dakota.

It’s a little cooler in northern Wyoming where Cody reported 45 degrees at 2 p.m.

The radar shows cloudy skies, light snow and some scattered rain showers moving out of Northwestern Wyoming and arching over into southwestern Montana.

The showers are slipping past much of south-central Montana, including Billings. The forecast model is predicting that today.

The next chance we’ll have to see some rain showers moving into the Billings area will be late night tonight, around midnight.

We expect the showers to continue off and on throughout most of the day on Friday.

It will all dry up by Saturday morning and only isolated showers are expected in western Montana Saturday afternoon.

The computer models suggest Billings could pick up another half inch of rainfall and about two-thirds of an inch at Miles City. Livingston could see about another inch and Bozeman about one and one-third inches.

Temperatures tonight will roll back down to the mid-40s in the morning and then back to the 50s and 60s on Friday.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain. Northeast winds five to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the Northwest overnight. Low 44 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain showers and continued warm. West winds five to 15 mph. High 61 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. South winds five to 10 mph. High 69 degrees.