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Q2 Weather: You don't need a forecaster to see it's another beautiful Billings day

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 16:26:12-04

BILLINGS — The snowpack in the Beartooth Mountains is 89% of average for this time of year, and one can see it's starting to dwindle.

However, there's still enough snow up there to cause some more flooding as we go into late spring and early summer.

In Billings, you can see we have sunshine and 70 degrees early Wednesday afternoon with a northwest wind at 21 mph.

Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly to the 60s out west and 60s and 70s back in eastern Montana.

Our thunderstorm outlook for Wednesday shows most of the thundershowers continue to stay into the Dakotas.

However, on Thursday we could see a stray thunderstorm from western Montana to the central part of the state.

On Wednesday, we have a northwest flow of air over the Billings area. Caught up in that flow are a couple of minor weather disturbances that are creating spotty showers tracking just to the north and east of Billings.

The high-resolution forecast model shows spotty showers throughout the rest of Wednesday across Montana.

On Thursday, look for mostly sunny skies until later in the afternoon when we could see some showers out in the west.

On Friday, we expect mostly sunny skies from one side of the state to the other.

Our temperatures will stay in the 70s for the rest of the afternoon then drop back down into the 50s in the morning and up to 78 degrees about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

We will top out at 83 degrees that day, then up to the 90s on Friday and Saturday and back to the 70s as we start up next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 49 degrees.

THURSDAY: Sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 83 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 92 degrees.