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Q2 Weather: Wednesday starts Billings' slow warm up this week

Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 16:27:16-04

BILLINGS — There was just enough wind Tuesday night to keep the temperature from getting stupidly cold in Billings. We did dip down to 33 degrees Wednesday morning, but at least it stayed above freezing.

In the early afternoon, it was 59 degrees in Billings, with mostly sunny skies and a southwest wind at 15 mph.

Around the rest of the state, the temperatures are mostly in the 50s and 60s, with mostly 60s. We do see mostly 50s in northern Wyoming. Billings, Miles City and Glendive all had 59 degrees.

The Doppler radar shows you generally dry conditions across most of the Pacific Northwest. It really isn't until you look at the Four Corner states where we see some rain and snow mixed.

Most of the moisture is rotating around a low pressure cell in the Four Corner states. That low pressure cell is forecast to track into Colorado later Wednesday evening.

The low will eventually work its way up into Wyoming by Thursday afternoon. On Friday, it moves over into the Dakotas and starts sending some clouds and scattered rain showers to the southeast corner of Montana.

Other than that, we are expecting mostly sunny skies across the rest of Montana, Western Wyoming and the rest of the Western United States.

It will be 67 degrees in Billings at 5 p.m., 45 in the morning, then back up to 64 degrees early Thursday afternoon.

We will top out at 72 on Thursday, get into 80s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, warm up to 91 degrees on Monday and return to 82 on Tuesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Clear and cool with a South wind at 5 to 10 mph. Low 40 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and a little warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. High 72 degrees.

FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer still. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 80 degrees.