BILLINGS — Look at all that sunshine in the Billings area Friday, the first time we have seen mostly sunny skies in the past few days.
And the best part is, the temperatures are starting to warm up. It was already 39 degrees at 2 p.m. in Billings.
Around the rest of the state, the temperatures are mostly to the 30s, but we do see a few 40s across the Hi-Line at Havre, Glasgow and Jordan.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a few scattered snow flurries, a minor impulse, just east of Billings caught up in the jet stream as it moves into Wyoming.
The high-resolution forecast model shows generally dry conditions across much of Montana, except for the extreme eastern edge of the state where we could see a few flurries Friday afternoon.
On Saturday morning, a new cold front drops down from Canada bringing snow showers as far south as Yellowstone County and toward Miles City.
Later that afternoon, the snow will change back to rain and move out of the region.
On Sunday morning, another cold front drops down from Canada and could produce more scattered rain and snow showers across south-central Montana.
Snowfall amounts are expected to be light through Monday morning but then increase to 2 to 4 inches by midweek in Billings.
Temperatures will continue to get into the 40s Friday, drop back down into the 30s around midnight and stay there in the morning and then back up to 42 degrees by 2 p.m. Saturday.
Our temps will stay into the 40s over the weekend and then roll back down into the upper 20s by midweek of next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 24 degrees.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 45 degrees.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny with a 40% chance for rain in the afternoon changing the snow that evening with possible accumulations. Chance of snow is 80%. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 46 degrees.