BILLINGS – this Thursday afternoon has turned out to be a beautiful day. The trees are green the sky is clear, and the temperature is not as hot as yesterday.
In Billings, we are only at 88 degrees at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.
Around the rest of the state, we are only into the 70s out west and generally 80s in eastern Montana but most of those are low to mid-80s.
The Thunderstorm Outlook for today shows generally dry conditions from one side of Montana to the other.
Most of the heavy thunderstorms, now have moved over into the northern and central plains.
In fact, the only thing we have on the threat board is a Red Flag Warning from the Rockies over to north-central Montana and back down to Bozeman.
Strong gusty winds and low humidity will cause any wildfire to burn out of control rapidly in the highlighted area.
Even the Doppler radar shows only scattered showers in southern Saskatchewan, Canada and nowhere in Montana, Wyoming or North Dakota.
Even a High-Resolution forecast model shows dry skies through 6 a.m. Friday morning.
However, we might see some spotty showers track along the state line with Wyoming by 10 p.m. on Friday evening. Even those showers will probably miss Billings.
Our temperatures will be a little bit cooler over the next 24 hours but eventually get back up into the 90s as we head into next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, dry and mild. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 59 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and not as hot. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning will you coming, lighten the afternoon. High 91 degrees.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and continued warm. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 91 degrees.