Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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FXUS65 KBYZ 300926

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
326 AM MDT MON MAY 30 2016

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tdy and Tue...

Showers and thunderstorms continue across the region this
morning...and cold front is currently approaching the Billings
area. The cold front will continue across the region this
morning...reaching Sheridan and Miles City around 6 a.m. Therefore
the area of strongest thunderstorms looks like it should be
shifted east into the Dakotas. High temps in the 60s, with
northwest winds and scattered showers may result in better chance
of precip in the foothills. Cold temps, especially aloft...will
result in snow over Beartooth Highway, but accumulations should be

The associated upper level low moves off into North Dakota
overnight...and have kept pops across the southern tier of the
cwa with only slight pops, with dry slotting taking place.
Northwest winds ramp up significantly as the low exits the region,
with gusts approaching 50mph by Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, wrap
around moisture will rotate into the region by late morning,
quickly shifting east and out of the area by late evening.

Temps will be cooler Tuesday and especially Tuesday night under
quickly clearing skies. Gilstad

.LONG TERM...valid for Wed...Thu...Fri...Sat...Sun...

Model trends continue toward a warm and dry period through next
weekend. Upper ridge of varying magnitudes will persist over the
northern Rockies with downslope westerly winds in the lower
elevations helping to push temperatures into the 80s by the end of
the week. A few disturbances cresting the ridge will bring an
increase in cloud cover at times but organized precipitation
potential looks very unlikely outside of diurnal mountain
convection each afternoon/evening. Chambers


A cold front will move through the area early this morning.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will persist across
the forecast area today into early this evening. Local MVFR
conditions can be expected near precipitation, otherwise VFR
conditions will prevail. Northwest winds gusting to 30kts will be
widespread today behind the cold front. Chambers


    Tdy Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun
BIL 066 044/066 043/074 051/083 053/084 054/082 054/082
    5/T 32/T    11/U    11/U    11/B    11/U    11/U
LVM 064 038/066 037/075 047/081 048/082 049/081 049/081
    4/T 22/T    11/U    11/B    11/B    11/U    11/U
HDN 067 043/065 040/075 050/086 054/086 054/083 055/084
    4/T 35/T    21/U    01/U    11/B    11/U    11/U
MLS 069 047/062 043/073 051/084 057/083 057/084 057/084
    6/T 45/T    21/U    01/U    11/U    11/U    11/U
4BQ 070 044/061 041/073 048/085 053/083 054/083 054/083
    5/T 44/T    21/U    01/U    11/U    11/U    11/U
BHK 067 043/059 037/069 045/081 051/080 051/081 051/080
    6/T 56/T    31/U    01/U    11/U    11/U    11/U
SHR 067 041/063 037/072 046/083 050/082 050/082 050/082
    5/T 34/T    11/U    11/U    11/B    11/U    11/U




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