BILLINGS — Sunshine with fair weather clouds. That's all we see out there Wednesday in Billings and in south-central Montana. Even the temperatures are pretty comfortable at 70 degrees in the early afternoon.
Around the rest of the state, the temps are mostly into the 60s and low 70s in the west. In the east, we see mostly 60s, but a few places like Livingston and Billings are also into the 70s.
On the threat board the only thing we have working still is a Flood Warning on the Clark Fork River north of Missoula.
There, the current stage is 8 feet, above the flood stage of 7.5 feet, and that means we are flooding. The river is set to crest at 9 feet on Monday.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery tells the story. We were expecting were most of the showers to track right along the state line with Wyoming. And that's pretty much what they've done all day.
Most of those showers are nearly out of the state and heading into South Dakota.
Our high-resolution forecast model shows we can anticipate mostly sunny skies for the rest of the afternoon of Billings. But a few clouds and sprinkles are possible around Garfield and McCone counties.
On Thursday, we will start off with mostly cloudy skies in Billings, but sunny skies should move in later in the day.
On Friday, you'll see sunshine to begin with, but maybe some spotty rain showers are possible moving in later that evening.
We will probably stay into the 70s for the rest of the afternoon, then drop back down to the 50s in the morning and get back up to 64° about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
On Thursday, we will top out at 70 degrees again. The temps will get back up to 80 degrees on Friday and 85 on Saturday. Sunday will be the hot day the week ahead with 93 degrees, then we roll it back into the 80s on Monday and Tuesday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy dry and mild. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 50 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and continued mild. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 70 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 80 degrees.