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Q2 Weather: A little break from the rain but warmer temps are on the rise

It is another beautiful day in Billings, Montana where the high pressure is creating some severe clear skies across the region.

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Billings was reporting 85 degrees. Around the rest of the state our temps were mostly into the 70s and 80s, but Billings was the hotspot at 85 degrees.

On our thunderstorm Outlook for today, it shows some possible isolated thunderstorms out the in west but back here in the East generally clear and mostly sunny skies.

The Doppler radar right now shows just a few light rain showers moving in Western Montana.

The jet stream currently is tracking over Billings so any storm that gets this far will be whisked out of the way and hurry.

Our High-Resolution forecast model shows generally sunny skies you the rest of the afternoon, but we might see some scattered rain showers move in by 9:30 p.m. tonight.

Then we are expecting dry conditions again on Thursday morning, but we could see some more rain showers moving in about the same time on Thursday, at 9 p.m.

Our temperatures will be much warmer over the next 24 hours of what we been having recently.

We are expecting temps stay into the 80s and cooling back down to the 60s in the morning and back up to about 86° about this time Thursday afternoon.

In fact, our temperature trend is showing temps staying into the 80s and low 90s for the next 6 to 7 days.

BILLINGS FORECAST

 TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 62 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. We have a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the evening. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 89 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and continued warm. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Northeast in the afternoon. High 87 degrees.

Bob McGuire

Bob McGuire

Bob McGuire has been a meteorologist with KTVQ since 1984. He spent 2 years at KOMO-TV in Seattle. He is a Seal of Approval holder from the National Weather Association since 1987.
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