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Q2 Weather: Sunny and cool after the storm in Billings

Posted at 2:21 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 16:21:22-04

BILLINGS — We have made it through the storm, and now on the other side, it's mostly sunny but a little on the cool side in Billings Tuesday.

In the early afternoon, it's 45 degrees in Billings with a light wind at about 3 mph under a partly sunny sky.

Around the rest of the state, temps are mostly to the 40s and 50s although it is 38 degrees at Cody, Wyoming, Tuesday afternoon. Most of the 50s are up along the Hi-Line and in the northwest corner of the state.

The Doppler radar shows one little line of showers coming out of Saskatchewan, Canada, tracking into northeastern Montana, but even that starts fading away quickly.

Our flow of air is out of the north, right out of Canada. That's why we're still a little bit on the cool side.

The high-resolution forecast model shows high pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern throughout the rest of Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday.

In fact, the sunshine and warming temps last right into Thursday afternoon.

At 5:30 p.m., it will be 51 degrees in Billings. Then we cool back down the 37 degrees at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. After that, it's back up to 58 degrees about 1:30 p.m.

We will top out at 66 on Wednesday, go into the 70s on Thursday and Friday, get into the 80s over the weekend and near 90 by Monday.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph this evening shifting to the Southwest at 5 to 15 mph overnight. Low a possible record-setting 30 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 66 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the east in the afternoon. High 70 degrees.