BILLINGS- It is kind of a cloudy but mild day in south-central Montana. The grass on the Rims seems to be benefiting from the most recent rainfall we’ve had over the weekend.
Up there, the grass is very green and the temperatures are also very comfortable. Billings is reporting 71 degrees in the early afternoon.
Elsewhere around the state, the temps are mostly into the 60s and 70s, and most of those of the low 70s.
The Doppler radar shows a few lingering rain showers left over from a shortwave weather disturbance that dropped from Canada Sunday and is slowly starting to exit the state in the east Monday.
The only issue we have a threat board is a Flood Warning on the Tongue River, which lasts until Wednesday morning. The Tongue River is at flood stage is right now and flood stage is seven feet.
The forecast model shows we will continue to see lingering rain showers across eastern Montana Monday. A few spotty rain showers are in south-central Montana.
.By later Monday night in the Billings area, you could see scattered sprinkles about 6:30 p.m. After that, it looks like a few lingering showers are expected in south-central Montana through the evening.
They could start to dry up Tuesday morning, but a new batch of rain starts to move into the Billings area and Yellowstone County about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday afternoon looks like it will be generally dry and mostly sunny.
Our temperatures will continue to pump into the 70s Monday and will back down to the 50s at night, then back to the upper 60s Tuesday afternoon.
After that we will top out at 72 on Tuesday, then work our way up to 84 on Thursday. It will be 83 on Friday then back to the 70s over the weekend.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Then a chance of rain overnight. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 51 degrees.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 72 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and getting a little but warmer. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 78 degrees.