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Q2 Weather: Billings in an unsettled weather pattern Monday

Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 16:59:17-04

BILLINGS — Billings is currently caught up in a northwesterly flow of air with a couple minor impulses caught in it.

This has produced a few widely scattered sprinkles across the region and a couple snowflakes in the Pryor Mountains.

However, our temperature is still in the upper 40s at 2 p.m. Monday. Around the rest of the state, temperatures are mostly into the 40s out west, but we do see a few 50s around Jordan, Miles City and Glendive.

The Doppler radar shows the scattered rain and snow showers that are popping up in those impulses that are tracking along with the jet stream Monday.

The high-resolution forecast model shows Billings will continue see a couple sprinkles now and then for the rest of the day.

But the big weather maker is a new cold front that'll be moving into the state Tuesday morning and will eventually cross the state by that evening.

We will see scattered rain and snow showers fill in behind the system as the whole thing tracks to the south.

Billings is only expecting about 0.03 inches of precipitation. However, the big winners will be Bozeman and Livingston with about a third of an inch of precipitation.

Some of that could even come down as snow. Bozeman and Livingston could see anywhere from one to four inches.

Temperatures will stay fairly comfortable for the rest of the week, with mostly 40s and 50s. We could even top out at 65 degrees on Friday, with some gusty winds.

Then over the weekend, the temps roll back down into the 30s by Sunday with more snow moving in.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and cool with West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 37 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain in the afternoon and breezy conditions. West winds 15 to 25 mph gusting to 40 mph Tuesday evening. High 59 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain in the morning then rain and snow showers mixed in the late morning and afternoon. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 48 degrees.