BILLINGS- Once again, wind is the big weather word of the day.
Strong winds will continue down the East slopes of the Rockies, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph possible around Livingston, Big Timber, Nye, with strong gusts around Harlowton also likely Thursday.
While winds will be lighter across the Eastern plains of Montana, Billings will feel sustained winds of 15 to 30 miles an hour with occasionally stronger gusts.
Temperatures will be above seasonal averages, with most readings into the mid-30s to mid-40s with a partly sunny to sunny afternoon. The skies will be clearer East of Billings.
Winds will ease somewhat Friday, with temperatures hitting the upper 40s to low 50s for highs. Above average temperatures with highs in the 40s and 50s will continue through the weekend and well into next week. Low temperatures will be in the 20s to low 30s.
A few mountain snow showers will develop, but the lower elevations look to stay mainly dry for the next week or so.