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Q2 Weather: In Billings, Wednesday feels like fall and Thursday like summer

Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 17:23:11-04

BILLINGS — It is another beautiful, fall-like day in Billings. The fall foliage is beautiful downtown, and the temperatures are comfortable.

Early Wednesday afternoon, it was 64 degrees in Billings with mostly sunny skies.

There is a little haze in the air, probably smoke from regional wildfires, moving into the region.

Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly to the 60s and 70s thanks to a cold front from the northeast that moved through Tuesday night and pushed against the mountains.

Thursday, a warm front will sweep across the state and warm things up. That's why we have another Red Flag Warning beginning at noon and going until 7 p.m. to the north and 9 p.m. to the south.

That Red Flag Warning does include Billings. The Red Flag Warning means that there is a heightened risk of area wildfire in the warned area.

Right now, the Doppler radar shows a dry sky with just a few cloudy skies up the northeast corner of the state.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows we will enjoy mostly sunny skies across much of Montana Wednesday, then Thursday, a new warm front moves through and warms things up again on Thursday.

By Friday, we will cool back down again as that warm front moves away to the east.

It will be 71 degrees at 5 p.m., then we cool back down the 48 degrees in the morning. Then back up to 77 degrees about 1 p.m. Thursday.

We will top out at 86 on Thursday cool back down to 76 on Friday back to 84 on Saturday and then we drop into the 60s on Sunday through Tuesday with a chance for rain all three days.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cooler. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph the evening shifting to the West 5 to 10 mph overnight. Low 46 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 86 degrees.

FRIDAY: Sunny and cooler. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 76 degrees.