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Q2 Weather: Plenty of sunshine with a side order of haze in Billings

Posted: 2:30 PM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-29 16:30:48-04

BILLINGS- Just look at all that beautiful sunshine out there in Billings at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The temperature is already up to 70 degrees. But does the sky look little hazy?

We have been following wildfires in southern Canada that have been sending smoke down to Montana Wednesday, riding in on a northeasterly flow of air.

Elsewhere around the state, the temperatures are warming up nicely.

We are seeing 70s and 80s across the Hi-Line and even in parts of south-central Montana were looking at 70s.

In the southwest, we do see temps only to the 60s. They are a little cooler there Wednesday.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery are dry from one side of Montana to the other.

On the threat board, we still have a few issues to deal with today. We still have several Flood Advisories and Flood Warnings from Teton County in the Northwest, all the way down to Sheridan County in northeastern Wyoming.

However, our high-resolution forecast model shows we can expect mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures across all of Montana and Wyoming for the next two or three days.

On Friday afternoon, some splash and dash showers could develop, due to the heat of the day, to the west of Billings. That’s where Billings has a 20 percent chance for some showers that evening.

The good news here is that the temperatures will continue to be more summer-like than spring-like. We are getting back into the 70s and 80s.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 47 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and getting even warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 77 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 78 degrees.