BILLINGS — It is another Chamber of Commerce day in Billings. Not only is the sky sunny, but the temperature is comfortable too.
At 2 p.m., it was 73 degrees in Billings and expected to get a little bit higher before the day is done.
Around the rest of the state, the temps are mostly into the 70s with a few 60s up in the northwest corner of the state and some 80s in northern Wyoming.
Our thunderstorm outlook for Friday does show we have a marginal risk of severe storms from Missoula to Bozeman and Billings and past Miles City, all the way into the Dakotas.
For Saturday, Billings will still be in a marginal risk of severe storms, but still be an increased risk of severe thunderstorms from Glasgow all the way down to Carter County in the southeast corner of the state.
On the flooding front, the Yellowstone River at Livingston and Billings is still well below flood stage and is no longer in a Flood Warning.
The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone at Belfry and Edgar remains in Flood Warning because they are forecast to get back up into flood stage this weekend.
The Doppler radar shows little activity. A few scattered showers coming down off the Beartooths and Absaroka Mountains, but they're not holding together very well.
The high-resolution forecast model shows a few scattered showers around the Bighorns and also up by Meagher County. Outside of that, it’s a pretty quiet night.
On Saturday, we could see some more heavier showers and thunderstorms make their way to the Billings area about 6:30 p.m. It will be later in the day on Sunday before we see any showers make their way into south-central Montana.
We will continue to stay into the 80s the rest of Friday then cool back down to the 60s the morning and back up to 79 degrees about 2 p.m. Saturday.
We will top out at 86 degrees on Saturday, drop back down to 63 for high on Monday and then work our way back up to 77 degrees by Thursday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and warm. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 62 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and continued warm. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 86 degrees.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of rain showers overnight. North winds 5 to 15 mph the evening shifting to the West 10 to 20 mph overnight. Low 55 degrees.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny with a 50% chance for rain showers in the morning and again in the afternoon. There is a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm also. High 74 degrees.