Q2 Weather: Mild winter weather continues

Posted at 4:45 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 07:52:38-05

BILLINGS – The wind is gone, the sky is sunny, and warmer temperatures are coming.

Yesterday’s cold front brought a quick blast of rain and snow to parts of the area, with gusty winds that lingered into the evening. It left behind some colder temperatures for today.

Despite plenty of afternoon sunshine, high temperatures Tuesday will be mainly in the 30s. That is average for this time of the year, but cooler than what we have been experiencing lately. Overnight readings will be mainly in the teens to low 20s.

The wind will remain fairly light over the next few days at about 5 to 15 mph, and slightly stronger in the mountain foothill areas.

Temperatures begin to climb a bit Wednesday, with highs reaching the upper 30s to mid-40s. By Wednesday night, the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains have a chance of picking up some snow but the rest of the region remains dry.

Thursday will likely be the warmest day in the short-term when even some low 50 degree readings would be within reach. Expected generally dry weather pattern with highs mainly in the 40s and lows in the 20s to low 30s for the lower elevations to continue through the weekend and into early next week.