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Q2 Weather: It feels like summer again in Billings

Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 16:42:43-04

BILLINGS — On the ski runs at Red Lodge Mountain, st snowed so much on Monday that you can see the entire upper mountain ski runs from 70 miles away in Billings.

Meanwhile, in Billings, it's mostly sunny and 67 degrees with an east wind at 7 mph. Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly into the 60s and 70s, with the 70s up along the Hi-Line, close to Canada.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows generally dry conditions across all of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas.

You have to travel down the Colorado and Wyoming to see any cloudy skies, rain and snow showers.

That same low-pressure cell is the one that produced all this rain and snow in Montana on Monday.

Now, no doubt you are noticing that the low is starting to fill in a little bit, but our high-resolution forecast model shows that the low is starting to make its way back north again.

We think by Friday afternoon and evening, it'll be close enough to Montana that it will produce cloudy skies and scattered rain in the extreme southeast corner of the state in Carter County.

This will leave the rest of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming with mostly sunny skies over the weekend. However, I would not be surprised to see more smoke move into the region by then.

It will be 74 degrees at 5:30 p.m. in Billings. We will cool back down to 47 in the morning and back up to 72 degrees at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

We will top out at 81 on Friday, keep it in the 80s through Sunday. We jump up to 92 on Monday and then back to the 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. East winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening shifting to the Northwest overnight. Low 45 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 81 degrees.

SATURDAY: Sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 85 degrees.