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Q2 Weather: Weather should be smooth sailing for Billings

Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 16:28:02-05

BILLINGS — It is a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in the Big Sky, with "severe clear" skies and plenty of sunshine in Billings.

In the early afternoon, it was 37 degrees with a southwest wind at 22 gusting to 26 mph.

Around the rest of the state, current temps were mostly into the 20s, 30s and a few 40s starting up around Cut Bank and pushing all the way toward Glendive Wednesday afternoon. Billings is 37 degrees.

Even the Doppler radar and satellite imagery has a hard time of finding any rain or cloud cover anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

The high-resolution forecast model shows clear skies until 9 p.m.

That's when we start to see a few clouds roll into western North Dakota from southern Canada, otherwise we will still have mostly clear skies in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

On Friday afternoon, a shortwave weather disturbance moves into the northwest corner of the state and produces some cloudy skies, but not much in the way of precipitation.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, it will be 35 degrees in Billings, then we cool back down to 29 degrees in the morning and back up to 44 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

We will top out at 48 degrees on Thursday, then back to the 50s on Friday through the weekend and on into Tuesday of next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 26 degrees.

THURSDAY: Sunny and a little but warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 48 degrees.

FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer still. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 52 degrees.