BILLINGS- It turned out to be another beautiful sunny day in Billings. The temperatures are warm and the wind is howling at 30 mph.
The temperature IN Billings is one of the warmest in the state right now at 73 degrees early Tuesday afternoon. Elsewhere around the region, we see mostly 60s for current temps.
On the threat board, we still have a flood advisory for the Smith River in Meagher County due to minor snowmelt flooding. We are seeing water over the roadways in that county.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery still shows a little light rain around the Missoula area and also in south-central Montana in the Beartooths and Bighorn mountains.
The jet stream continues to track right along the state line and border with Canada. Any storm that gets close to the jet stream will be whisked away and is not expected to produce much rainfall.
High-resolution forecast models show spotty showers are possible in the southwest and south-central Montana as well as along southern Canada.
But the computer says most of that moisture will continue to do an end run to the south or north of Billings throughout Wednesday and even into Thursday.
This means we will still see plenty of sun breaks through midweek. But our temperatures will be just a tad bit cooler as they drop out of the 70s and into the 60s the rest of the week.
Temperatures will remain spring-like through the rest of the day and the rest of the week.
TONIGHT: Turning cloudy and still mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 48 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 40% chance for rain in the morning a chance for rain showers in the afternoon. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 69 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and not quite as warm. West winds 5 to 15 mph the morning shifting to the Northeast in the afternoon. High 67degrees.