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Q2 Weather: Billings enjoys the good stuff a little longer

Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 16:55:13-05

BILLINGS — When you look outside, it looks kind of cold in Billings. But check out the 2 p.m. temperature: it's 46 degrees.

Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly into the 30s and 40s out west, and the 30s, 40s and 52 degrees at Jordan in the east.

It is a little breezy with a Wind Advisory on the Beartooth foothills until 6 p.m.. We are looking for winds gusting to 60 mph there.

The jet stream continues to be in a northwesterly flow from Kalispell down into the Billings area as well.

We have a slight chance for some scattered rain or snow showers in our area this evening.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we might see some spotty rain showers around Big Horn County with more rain and snow up closer to Great Falls and Kalispell.

By Wednesday morning, a new weather system starts tracking across southern Canada and into the Hi-Line of Montana. By 6 p.m., that cold front will be stretching from Kalispell to Glasgow.

On Thursday, the new cold front will push all the way down in the south-central and southeastern Montana, getting very close to Billings.

Our temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day, back down to 33 degrees in a morning back up to 40 degrees about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

We will actually top out at 45 degrees on Wednesday back down to 35 on Thursday. We are going up to 50 degrees on Saturday, then back to the 30s as we start up next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, breezy and cool. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 26 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and a little but warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 45 degrees

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for snow in the morning. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 35 degrees.