Posted: Oct 14, 2012 3:18 PM by Callie Eike-Q2 Weather Center
Updated: Oct 14, 2012 3:51 PM
BILLINGS- Mild and breezy conditions are expected through Monday.
A series of weak disturbances will support showers over the western mountains...shifting into the adjacent plains on Monday.
A strong cold front will move quickly through the region Tuesday bringing rain showers to the plains, and snow showers to the mountains.
West to northwest winds will become very strong and gusty behind the front Tuesday into Wednesday.
An autumn storm system will bring potentially very strong winds across much of central and eastern Montana, as well as much of the western Dakotas Monday night through Wednesday night.
Although some precipitation is expected with this system, with a few inches of snow possible in the mountains, the winds will be the most significant feature of the storm.
Winds are expected to gust to at least 30 to 50 mph, and cover a very large area.
Lows tonight will generally be in the 40s. Highs Monday will be in the 60s and 70s.
Highs Tuesday will be in the 50s across Western Montana and Western Wyoming, to the mid 70s across portions of Western South Dakota.
Temperatures in the mountains may only reach the 30s and 40s.
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