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Q2 Weather: Just a nice spring-time weekend in Billings

Posted at 2:46 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 17:10:38-04

BILLINGS — On Friday afternoon in the Big Sky, the Beartooth Mountains are still showing plenty of snow and a few clouds. But back in Billings, it’s sunny and 61 degrees.

Around the rest of the state, we are seeing mostly 50s out west, with 50s and 60s back in eastern Montana.

The Doppler Radar and satellite imagery shows most of the rain has left, and just a few high clouds are lingering across the rest of Montana Friday.

The high-resolution forecast model bears that out as well. We might see a few more scattered rain and snow showers linger around the Beartooth Mountains and across the state line with Wyoming.

But for the most part, it's a sunny day in Montana.

On Saturday morning, you'll enjoy mostly sunny skies from one side of the state to the other. Then by Saturday about 10 p.m,. a new wave of moisture moves in, and we might see some scattered rain showers moving to the Billings area.

Sunday will be generally partly cloudy until that evening, when a new cold front moves in that could bring some cooler temperatures and another shot at rain.

We will continue to stay into the 60s throughout the rest of Friday afternoon, then roll back down to the 40s in the morning and back up to 66 degrees by 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

We will top out in the 70s on Saturday and Sunday. A new cold front moves through Sunday night and cools us back down to the low 60s on Monday, then back to the mid-60s for the rest of next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 42 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. High 72 degrees.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 71 degrees.