Q2 Weather: Untypically warm and dry for January

Posted at 5:17 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 07:53:50-05

BILLINGS – Temperatures remain consistently warmer than average, despite a number of disturbances moving through the region.

Two ripples are moving to the atmosphere Thursday. The first one will bring some wind with gusts to up to 50 mph around Livingston, and a chance of some mountain showers.

For Billings in the plains, it will mean an increasing cloudiness holding back our warm up a bit. Nonetheless, temperatures will still reach the 40s for the afternoon highs, and mild overnight temperatures will be in the 20s early Friday.

By Thursday evening, the passage of the second ripple will bring in drier air and shut down the winds. Friday will be dry across the area with a sunny to mostly sunny sky in temperatures back up in the 40s once more.

Through the weekend and into the first half of next week, expect dry conditions for the lower elevations with temperatures continuing to get the 40s for the highs in the 20s for the overnight lows. Most days will be 8 to 12 degrees warmer than seasonal averages.