BILLINGS — It is turned out to be another perfect Chamber of Commerce day in Billings. The only thing we can see in the sky beside sunshine is just a few wispy high clouds.
The current 2 p.m. Thursday temperature Billings is 67 degrees with an east wind at 14 mph.
Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly into the 60s and 70s, with most of the 70s in the southwest, like Helena, Butte, Dillon and Bozeman. Jordan is still at 71 in the northeast.
On the threat board, the only thing we have is that same Flood Warning for the Clark Fork River north of Missoula.
That's forecast to crest at nine feet on Monday and then eventually start going down. Until then, we expect flooding through the weekend.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows mostly dry skies from one side of Montana to the other. We just have a few wispy high clouds pushing into north-central Wyoming.
The high-resolution forecast model bears that out. The next time we see a chance for some showers moving into the two-state area will be Friday about 6 p.m.
That’s when most of the showers will track right along the state line with Wyoming.
Then Saturday looks totally sunny from early on to late that evening.
In Billings, we are expected to get into the low 70s Thursday afternoon and drop back down to the 50s Friday morning then back to the 70s on Friday afternoon.
We will top out at 80 degrees on Friday and we are still on track to get into the low 90s on Sunday and back to the 80s as we head into the middle part of next week.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and continued mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 50 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. Look for a 20% chance for rain Friday night. High 80 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 85 degrees.