BILLINGS — As our rainy weather exits, a warmer and drier forecast sets up for at least a few days.
The upper low creating the rain has moved off towards the East, but a few impulses will leave a chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms through this evening. With the chilly air aloft, small hail is a possibility.
The sky will generally clear overnight, leaving temperatures in the 30s to mid 40s in most locations early Sunday. Expect areas of patchy fog overnight through mid morning Sunday.
Sunday afternoon will be sunny and warmer, with highs in the 60s in the mountain foothills and in the mid to lower 70s across the plains. Temperatures will edge up on Monday, with more of the highs hitting the mid to upper 70s.
Expect a downward trend in the temperatures starting Tuesday. By Friday, temperatures may not be any warmer than the mid-50s for the lower elevations with scattered showers and mountain snow.
Rain totals across the region were a mixed bag, with much lighter totals East of Billings and much higher totals to the West. As of 4 PM, the Billings airport recorded 0.51 inches of rain Saturday for a two-day total of 1.19 inches.
Saturday night… Still a stray chance of rain during the evening, and then some clearing overnight. Patchy fog is possible through Sunday morning. A low of around 46.
Sunday… Areas a morning fog. Otherwise, sunshine and a high near 73. Westerly wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday… Morning temperatures in the upper 40s, with sunshine in the upper 70s by late afternoon.