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Q2 Weather: Temps begin a slow climb to average in Billings

Posted at 3:29 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:29:24-05

BILLINGS — On this, the 67th anniversary of KOOK-TV, which eventually became Q2, it's 25 degrees in the early afternoon with partly cloudy skies in a southwest wind at 12 mph.

Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly to the teens and 20s, with most of the teens in the southwest corner. It's 31 degrees over at Sheridan.

The Doppler radar shows a few lingering snow showers between Miles City and Sidney toward Minot, North Dakota, and that's about all the snow we have right now.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we will see cloudy skies in the southwest corner of the state, right up to the northeast corner as the rest of the afternoon wears on. But clearing skies are expected later Monday evening.

Then on Tuesday, a warm front will move into the northeast corner of the state, up along the Hi-Line. That will be followed by a cold front, which will push all the way down to Billings by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The system will blow through the rest of the state by Wednesday evening and bring us a slight chance for some snow showers to Billings.

On Thursday, a warm front will sweep across eastern Montana, and that'll start warming things up just in time for the weekend.

Snowfall amounts on Wednesday are expected to remain light generally an inch or less, and probably stick around through Thursday morning.

We will continue to stay in the 20s throughout the rest of the day and pop up into the upper 30s by Tuesday afternoon.

We will top out at 40 degrees on Tuesday, drop back down the 32 on Wednesday and then rebound all the way into the 40s again by the end of the week and into the weekend.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing skies later on. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 21 degrees.

TUESDAY: Increasing clouds and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 40 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for afternoon snow showers. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 32 degrees.