Q2 Weather: Warmer temps and winds to continue for a few days in Billings

Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 16:33:41-05

BILLINGS- It’s Turkey Tuesday at the Q2 Parking lot, and we’re accepting your cash donations and frozen turkeys on behalf of the Billings food bank. They will feed the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.

Outside, it doesn’t look like that bad of a day. The temperature is in the upper 40s, sunny skies, but it’s a very breezy day, and this is making it feel much cooler.

In Billings, the wind chill factors are only in the 30s right now.

In fact, it’s a very breezy day up and down the entire length of the Rockies. We’ve seen winds gusting, last hour, from 31 to 38 mph from Livingston to Havre.

In fact, we have a high wind watch for the Front Range the Rockies until later Wednesday evening. Winds there could be blowing at 30 to 45 mph gusting up to 75 mph and a few places.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows just a few mid and high-level clouds rolling in from southern Canada, very much like Monday.

The setup is very similar also. High pressure over the Great Basin Area is sending a few cloudy skies up to southern Canada and then arching it back down into Montana.

The high-resolution computer forecast model shows partly cloudy skies out West and across the central part of Montana through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

From there, we expect generally clear skies for Billings and the surrounding area through most of Wednesday.

Cloudy skies will be developing around the mountains and up on the front range of the Rockies, where we could see snowfall Wednesday evening.

Temperatures will not be quite as cold. Tonight they will roll back to the upper 30s and then bounce back into the 50s through Wednesday and Thursday.

On Saturday, the high temperature will only get up into the upper 20s with a few flurries. After that, we returned to the 40s on Sunday and Monday.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear and windy. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Low 35 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, windy and warm. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph. High 55 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, not as windy and not as warm. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 52 degrees.