Q2 Weather: Cold front Friday, just colder next week

Posted at 5:27 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 07:52:21-05

BILLINGS – A Friday morning cold front brings showers and wind.

As a cold front moves through Friday, periods of showers are possible especially in the mountains with a few scattered rain and snow showers across the lower elevations. Snow could linger in the higher peaks through the evening, but end in the lower elevations through the morning.

Winds will increase through the afternoon and remain strong throughout the day. The strongest winds will be around Livingston, Nye, and Harlowton with gusts of 40 to 60 mph. Around Billings, gusts could reach 25 to 40 mph.

High temperatures will still be mild, hitting mainly the mid to upper 40s Friday, and 30s to low 40s on Saturday but with a lot less wind.

GenErally dry and mild conditions remain through Monday with highs in the mid-30s to mid-40s and overnight temperatures in the upper teens and 20s.

By Christmas Day, temperatures begin to cool as a series of disturbances bring a chance of scattered light snow.