Q2 Weather: Looking ahead to holiday travel

Posted at 5:10 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 07:50:50-05

BILLINGS – Pretty nice outlook for the early week and holiday travel, but not entirely heading back home again.

A high-pressure ridge will bring a mostly sunny sky and temperatures leaning a little warmer than typical. Highs will be mainly in the 40s Monday, close to the 30-year average, but more routinely hit the upper 40s to low 50s Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day.

Overnight lows will drop to teens and 20s early Tuesday, then edge toward the 20s to mid-30s.

Look for breezy afternoons, especially around Livingston, Nye, and Harlowton.  Billings could experience a 15 to 25 mph sustained wind Tuesday.

Scattered rain and snow showers are showing signs of returning Thursday evening in the mountains and across the lower elevations sometime Friday through Saturday.

At least some travel impacts are expected, so check back for updates.