BILLINGS — It is Friday afternoon in the Big Sky and that big sky is full of plenty of sunshine. And to top it off, the temperatures are not too hot today either. Right now in Billings, in the early afternoon, it's 73 degrees with a light wind at 6 mph.
Around the rest of the state our current temperatures are very comfortable, mostly into the 60s and 70s with a few 80s up along the high line in the northeast.
The Doppler radar shows you the showers that moved through the Billings area last night and are the process of moving through North Dakota, and heading in the Canada.
In Billings, we measured 0.16 inches of rain out of that storm last night, which now takes us close to average for the year.
Just like the Doppler radar, the High-Resolution forecast model shows us that not much is going on across all of Montana for the afternoon and into this evening, even this Saturday you'll see mostly sunny skies as we head into the weekend.
Tonight, our temps cool back down to the 40s and 50s across all of south-central and Eastern Montana with not a cloud to be found anywhere in sight.
Tomorrow plenty of sunny skies again as we warm back up into the upper 80s and low 90s across much of the region.
However, tonight we will be at 81 degrees at 5:30 p.m., then to cool back down to 57 in the morning and back to 82 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
We will top out at 88 on Saturday then back up into the 90s Sunday through Thursday with the hot spot on Monday as we top out at 96.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. East winds 5 to 10 mph the evening shifting to the Southwest overnight. Low 54°.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 88°.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer still. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Southeast in the afternoon. High 92°