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Q2 Billings Area Weather: A transition to spring showers late Wednesday

Still warm by afternoon but breezy
Posted at 5:35 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 07:58:30-04

BILLINGS — Still warm Wednesday before spring showers.

Despite more moisture being pumped into the area, Wednesday afternoon highs will be mainly the 60s with some low 70s, especially east of Billings. Higher clouds increase through the afternoon.

Expect breezy periods Wednesday and Thursday.

Widespread rain showers and mountain snow start Wednesday night, with rain showers ending Friday and the mountain snow lingering into the weekend. Some lower elevations could get a quarter-inch of total rain, with several inches of wet mountain snow.

Highs will be mainly in the 50s to a few low 60s Thursday and Friday, close to the April averages, but edge back to the 60s to around 70 for the weekend.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Mainly sunny with a high near 69. Breezy at times with a westerly 15 to 25 mph wind.

Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a low of about 47. Rain showers possible overnight. West winds decrease.

Thursday… A mix of clouds, sun and showers. West wind 15 to 25 mph.