Q2 Weather: Look for an Alberta Clipper in Billings on Wednesday

Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 17:28:45-05

BILLINGS- It is another beautiful day in Billings. We have mostly sunny skies and temperatures into the mid-30s, which is not bad for the early part of December.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the cloudy skies across the state seem to be clearing out fairly rapidly as a new area of high pressure starts moving into the region.

It is that same high-pressure cell that’s creating strong gusty winds around the Livingston area. Gusty winds there can be topping out into the 50 to 60 mile-per-hour range.

A new fast-moving Alberta clipper type cold front will be dropping down from Canada on early Wednesday morning.

It too will create some strong gusty winds and some scattered snow flurries along with its passage.

Once the cold front moves through, that should cut off the high gusty winds around the Livingston area.

High pressure and sunny skies should return to Montana, beginning Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures will probably get into the mid-30s on Tuesday and then roll back into the low 30s on Wednesday and possibly down to 29 degrees Thursday afternoon.

However, after that, the temps get back into the 40s in time for the weekend and the early part of next week.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear, breezy and cold. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 17 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and still chilly. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 32 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cooler. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 29 degrees.