BILLINGS — The rain has come and gone but not before dumping 1.08 inches of rain on Billings Monday night. However, on Tuesday we have just a few clouds in the sky and very comfortable temperatures.
In the early afternoon, it was 79 degrees in Billings with mostly sunny skies and an east wind at 9 mph. Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly into the 70s and 80s.
The Doppler radar shows most of the showers and thunderstorms we had last night continue to race through the Dakotas Tuesday afternoon.
The high-resolution forecast model shows virtually the same thing: any showers and thunderstorms will stay in the Dakotas while we will enjoy mostly sunny skies across the rest of Montana in the afternoon.
We could see a few spotty showers in the Beartooth Mountains Wednesday evening, with another batch of rain moving into Meagher County about 8 p.m.
We expect mostly sunny skies with a few high clouds east of the Divide Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon.
However, Tuesday night we will cool back down to the 50s and 60s across much of south-central and eastern Montana.
On Wednesday, it's back up into the 80s and low 90s with a chance for showers around White Sulfur Springs by 8 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m., Billings could see 87 degrees, then drop back down to 62 in the morning and back up to 84 degrees 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
We will top out at 90 on Wednesday, 96 on Thursday then it's back to the upper 80s and low 90s Friday through the weekend and into Monday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 60 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warmer. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 90 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer, with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 96 degrees.