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Q2 Weather: A look at the week ahead

Posted at 4:55 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 07:51:02-05

BILLINGS – The week starts with mainly dry and mild conditions, but the chance of showers pushes back in later in the week.

Some areas of low clouds and fog Monday morning will turn into a mostly sunny afternoon. Highs will be mainly in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

Winds will increase down the east mountain slopes Monday night through Tuesday. Wind gusts along I-90 could reach 60 mph through the day on Tuesday, and areas like Harlowton could reach 40 mph gusts.

It is likely the wind will increase around the Billings by Monday afternoon, with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph Monday night through Tuesday.

Temperatures will warm a bit, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s Tuesday and Wednesday. That is about 10 degrees warmer than average for the end of November. Cooler air will follow.

Pacific moisture streaming of the region could bring some stray showers on Wednesday, and again the possibility of scattered isolated showers exists for Friday and Saturday.