BILLINGS — Congratulations, you've made it to midweek, and the worst of the cold air. It looks like the weather's trying to cooperate a little bit today.
While the skies may be a little bit cloudy, we do see a few sun breaks in the cloud cover Wednesday and the temperature in Billings is already up to 46 degrees at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Around the rest of the state, temps are mostly to the 30s and 40s, although we do see some low 50s at Great Falls and Helena.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery tells the story Wednesday.
We have one minor little weather disturbance that's moving through central Montana. It brought some rain to the Billings area and continues to march its way toward Sheridan, Broadus and Miles City.
That's exactly what the high-definition forecast model was showing Wednesday.
Those showers continue to push the way in toward the southeast corner the state by 6 p.m. Wednesday and bring mostly sunny skies on Thursday morning.
We might see a new weather disturbance moving in from the southwest over the Beartooth Mountains on Friday.
However, those showers will be downsloping off the mountains and are expected to dry up before they make it to Billings.
Our temperatures will continue to stay in the 40s Wednesday afternoon but then roll back down to the low 30s in the morning and back up to the mid-40s about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
We will top out at 48 on Thursday then get into the 50s on Friday through Monday then roll back to 48 for high on Tuesday afternoon.
TONIGHT: Decreasing clouds and getting cooler. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 29 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 48 degrees.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 55 degrees.