BILLINGS — The Big Sky has turned into a beautiful blue sky over downtown Billings Thursday afternoon.
The temperatures are in the process of warming up. Currently it's 32 degrees at 1:30 p.m. in Billings, and it's expected to get higher with all this sunshine.
Around the rest of the state, current temperatures are mostly into the 30s, although it's a little cooler in Dillon and Havre. They are still both in the 20s.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery tells the story Thursday with mostly sunny skies and just a hint of what is left of some morning fog in the eastern edge of the state.
The high-resolution forecast models suggest we will continue to see sunshine throughout the rest of the afternoon, clear skies overnight and more sunshine again on Friday.
However, on Saturday, we do see a couple of minor weather disturbances that will track from the northwest to the southeast and possibly bring some light rain or snow to Billings that morning.
Our temperatures will continue to stay in the upper 30s Thursday but roll back down to the low 30s by Friday morning, and then jump up into the 40s that afternoon.
In fact, we will top out at 50 degrees on Friday and keep it in the 50s through the weekend, then roll back down the 29 degrees the day before Thanksgiving, with snow all that week..
TONIGHT: Mostly clear or and cool. South winds 5 to 15 mph low 26 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 50 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and not quite as windy. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph high 51 degrees.