BILLINGS — On Monday afternoon, we see mostly cloudy skies, but the temperatures are comfortable. In Billings, we have 44 degrees in the early afternoon under a mostly cloudy sky and a southwest wind at 9 mph.
Around the rest of the state, we see temps mostly into the 30s and 40s, although Sheridan is reporting 51 degrees and Worland, Wyoming, is at 53.
We expect kind of a quiet weather pattern as a big ridge of high pressure builds into the central Rockies and Northern Plains. That being said, we are seeing a few scattered rain and snow showers popping up around the Snowy Mountains and the Bighorns.
The high-resolution forecast model keeps us under mostly cloudy skies much of Monday with scattered rain and snow showers around Yellowstone Park and western Montana.
This pattern will stay through Tuesday morning. Then we just see mostly cloudy skies across most of western Montana.
By Wednesday, you'll probably see a few scattered rain and snow showers moving into the Beartooths, the Bitterroot Mountains and northwestern Montana.
It will be 42 degrees at 5p.m., then we will cool back down to the 30s in the morning and back up to 57 degrees by 1 p.m. Wednesday.
We will top out at 58 on Tuesday, 60 on Wednesday, then roll back down to the 40s just in time for the weekend.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and not as cold. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 30 degrees.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny and a little warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph high 58 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Look for a 20% chance for evening rain showers. High 60 degrees.