BILLINGS — Wednesday is a day where we will see a combination of cloudy skies and sun break off and on throughout much of the afternoon in Billings.
In the early afternoon, it was 43 degrees with mostly cloudy skies in Billings with a southwest wind at 9 mph.
Around the rest of the state, most of the temps were into the 30s and 40s with most of the 30s along the Hi-Line and in the southwest corner of the state.
We had a few 40s sprinkled here and there around much of eastern Montana.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows rain showers moving through Miles City and extreme eastern Yellowstone County. We see a couple snowflakes up in the Beartooth Mountains too.
This is all part of a new cold front that's dropping down from Canada Wednesday, and it's racing toward the Wyoming state line.
But it's close enough to Billings we might see a slight chance for some rain or rain mixing with snow Wednesday evening.
Then the whole cold front races through into Wyoming, taking the snow with it on Thursday morning, and we will be left with mostly sunny skies for your Thanksgiving holiday.
We expect mostly sunny skies and high pressure to dominate our weather pattern right on through Friday and on into Saturday.
It'll be 40 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday as we cool back down to 29 in the morning, then back up to 41 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Our weather pattern will be like a roller coaster ride. We will top out at 43 on Thursday, back up to 50 degrees on Saturday, down to 44 on Sunday, 50 degrees again on Monday and cooling back to 43 on Tuesday.
TONIGHT: Decreasing clouds with a 20% chance for isolated rain and snow showers in the early evening. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 27 degrees.
THANKSGIVING DAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and mild. West winds 15 to 25 mph, gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. High 43 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and a little but warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 48 degrees.