BILLINGS — It is a beautiful day across Billings and much of south-central Montana. We have mostly blue skies with a few puffy clouds and the temperature is in the 60s already and possibly could go higher.
Around the rest of the state, temperatures are mostly into the 40s and 50s out west, and the 50s along the Hi-Line, although Cody and Sheridan are both in the 60s like Billings.
The Doppler radar shows the jet stream continues to drop back down from Kalispell down through Billings.
We do see some scattered rain showers trying to come down off the mountains Monday afternoon.
The showers seem to be suffering from downsloping conditions, which have a tendency to dry up the moisture.
That being said, the high-resolution forecast model shows those showers are forecast to push their way to the Billings area around 7 p.m. and stick around through most of the evening and eventually exit by Tuesday morning.
After that, another batch rain moves in late Tuesday evening, which can be followed up by some snow showers overnight and into Wednesday morning.
By the afternoon, those snow showers are forecast to push into Wyoming.
Our temperatures will continue to stay comfortable for the rest of the day and then eventually cool down the 35 degrees in the morning and then back up to the upper 40s by the Tuesday afternoon.
We will actually top out at 51 on Tuesday then drop back down to 35 degrees for the high on Wednesday then slowly work our way back up to 50 degrees again by Saturday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and continued mild. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 35 degrees.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a 40% chance for rain late in the morning and in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Northwest in the afternoon. High 51 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for snow in the morning and again in the afternoon and colder. North winds 5 to 15 mph high 35 degrees.