BILLINGS — When it comes the weather in the Billings area, it's almost as if were on a weatherman's holiday.
The skies are mostly sunny, the temperature is 70 degrees and the wind is calm. In fact, it's almost like room temperature out there.
Our current temps around the state are mostly into the 60s and 70s. Everywhere you look, it's a few more 60s up the northeast corner the state.
Our thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday shows generally dry conditions across Montana and all of Wyoming. In fact, we had to pull out a little bit farther just to make sure the darn thing was working.
We have an isolated threat of thunderstorms in Minnesota and part of the Dakotas and a marginal risk of severe storms in Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a few wispy high clouds and fair-weather clouds up in the northeast corner of the state. No rainfall is anywhere else.
Even the high-resolution forecast model shows dry skies through the afternoon in south-central Montana.
Even into Wednesday morning, we are expecting dry conditions and throughout the day on into Thursday morning.
We see spotty rain showers up in the northeast corner of the state by Poplar.
Temperatures will continue to stay into the 70s rest of Tuesday and roll back down into the upper 50s in the morning and back to 86 degrees by 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
We will be experiencing something we call prefrontal warming as a cold front starts moving our way. On Wednesday, it'll actually drive the temperature up to 93 degrees that day.
The cold front passes that night and we will have a chance of rain Wednesday evening and we will cool down to a high of 79 on Thursday.
The rest of the week, the temps will build their way back up into the low 90s by Sunday and stay there on Monday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, dry and mild. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 52 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 93 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 79 degrees.