Q2 Weather: Harsh wind chills to start the new year

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 08:20:00-05

BILLINGS- Temperatures will be warming, but the wind will keep us feeling like winter.

As winds increase down the east mountain slopes, a Tuesday morning wind chills are in the range of 15 to 30° below zero. Winds could gust in the mountain foothills up to 55 mph over the next couple of days, with a 15 to 25 mph wind common from Billings to the West.

Winds will also cause some blowing and drifting snow around Livingston, Harlowton, Big Timber and Nye areas Tuesday night through Wednesday. Expect reduced visibility, and rural roads could become drifted over.

Temperatures will begin to warm under a high-pressure ridge. High temperatures New Year’s Day will be mainly into the teens to low 20s.

With periods of wind, temperatures will continue to warm through Friday. Highs by the end of the work week will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s.