Q2 Weather: Flood concerns, but warming up

Posted at 5:32 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 07:56:45-04

BILLINGS – We are making the turn to warmer and drier weather, but some flooding concerns will remain.

Rain showers are most likely especially from Billings to the south during the morning hours Tuesday, with snow in area mountains. Light snow and fog could also cause some visibility concerns early Tuesday morning. Be aware of changing conditions.

The recent rain and snow will cause additional runoff into creeks and streams already running high. Also, areas with saturated soils from recent heavy rains will see ponding and localized flooding.

Otherwise, the overall outlook is for warming and drying conditions. Tuesday high temperatures will be mainly in the 60s with increasing sunshine across southern Montana. Some showers and clouds remain across Wyoming holding temperatures mainly in the 50s.

Morning temperatures Wednesday will be mainly in the upper 30s to 40s. Expect it to be mostly to partly sunny in the afternoon with the highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s.

By Thursday and Friday, highs will start to hit the upper 70s with even some low 80s possible.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… A chance of morning showers and patchy fog. Otherwise, decreasing afternoon clouds with a high of about 65. Winds are light and variable.

Tuesday night… Mostly clear with a low around 44.

Wednesday… Mostly sunny with a high near 72.