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Q2 Weather: Warm and dry days showing signs of change

Posted at 4:54 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 07:52:30-04

It is still going to be a very nice fall day on Tuesday, but there are little signs that our consistently sunny, warm and dry afternoons will be changing.

Tuesday, the western U.S. is still under a big area of high pressure.  That will keep the sky mostly sunny, and nudge afternoon highs to the upper 50s to mid-60s.

Tuesday afternoon and evening, southeastern Montana will pick up some gusty afternoon winds east of Billings.  And there is a chance of higher elevation rain or snow showers in the Beartooths, Absarokas, and Big Horn mountains.

Wednesday will be warmer but breezy.  Highs will hit the mid-60s to low 70s, and dry weather for the lower elevations continues.

For Thursday and beyond, expect a gradual decrease in the afternoon highs with a few stray showers possible.  It could also turn breezy from time to time.

By the weekend, high temperatures will be in the upper 50s.  Based on the 30-year average, that is typical for late October.