BILLINGS — Partly sunny skies are moving into Billings Wednesday afternoon. The temperatures are warming up well.
In the early afternoon, the temperature was 38 degrees in Billings with a southwest wind at 18 mph.
Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly in the 20s through the 50s. The temps are a little cooler in the west, thanks to a temperature inversion there.
The wind is calm in the west, so there is nothing to stir the air up and warm things up. We do see a downslope wind on the eastern slopes of the Divide.
This is also helping to warm up Livingston, Billings and Lewistown.
There is also an Air Stagnation Advisory for the west until Friday. We also have a minor short-wave disturbance in northeastern Montana showing up on the Doppler Radar Wednesday.
The high-resolution forecast model shows partly sunny skies for Billings, and we do see a few showers up in the northeast corner of the state on Thursday morning.
Friday will see mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures in Billings.
On Wednesday night, it will be 42 degrees at 4:30 p.m. Then we cool down into the 30s overnight and in the morning. However, we jump up to 45 degrees at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
We will top out at 48 degrees on Thursday, up to 54 degrees on Friday then a weak weather disturbance moves in on Saturday.
This will cool things down on Saturday, but then we jump up into the 50s starting next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, and mild, southwest winds 10-20 mph. Low 32 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Southwest winds 15-25 mph. High 48 degrees.
FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 10 -20 mph. High 54 degrees.