BILLINGS – Quick changes in the weather through the weekend.
Friday, winds are increasing down the east mountain slopes. Areas around Livingston to Harlowton and Nye could experience 50-60 mph wind gusts.
This will bring dry conditions and temperatures warm back up to the 50s to low 60s Friday afternoon. That is close to seasonal averages, and the warmest since the first day of October for most locations.
Friday night, a cold front will track through the area, bringing back rain and snow showers and cold temperatures. The fast-moving system should leave light accumulations.
Saturday will be breezy and chilly. Showers will taper off through the day, but some clouds remain. Morning temperatures start in the 20s to low 30s, and only make it to the 30s and low 40s.
Sunday will be a little more sunny and slightly warmer.
A progressive warm up starts seriously on Monday with high temperatures back to the 50s and 60s for the rest of the week.