Cold and Windy Now... But Starting to Warm Up This Week

Should be a nice Halloween
Posted at 3:21 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 17:21:58-04

BILLINGS — Full Forecast

A Record Day:

On track to have another record-breaking day in terms of cold. 27 degrees was the record coldest daytime high, set on this day in 2012 and 18 degrees was the record coldest overnight low, set back in 1997. We will not have official numbers until tomorrow on this, but Billings is not going to be getting out of the teens today and tonight we will drop down below zero.

Current Conditions:

Cold, cold and cold right now.

Winter Storm Warning in effect for portions of central and south-central MT from tonight till 12pm on Tuesday.

In our area, communities affected will be in and around Livingston, Nye, Harlowton and Big Timber.

Blowing and drifting snow expected, with winds gusting between 50 – 55 mph, especially tomorrow night into Tuesday.

Additionally, cold wind chills as low as 20 to 30 below zero are expected in these areas tonight.

Please use caution when traveling and don’t stay outside for very long, especially if you have exposed skin. Frostbite can set in in under 30 minutes in these conditions.

Wind Chill Advisory – from 9pm tonight till 10am Monday along the High-Line north of Glasgow. Wind Chill could reach 30 Below Zero.

Also, A Special Weather Statement has been issued for North-Western and North-Central WY that lasts through tonight.

Be aware that today and tonight temps will be between –5 and –15 degrees, with valleys potentially reaching –20.

If you do not have to travel, please be safe and use caution out there.


Extreme cold. Low single digits in the city and parts of Eastern MT and Northern WY dropping bellow zero.

Winds will also start to increase throughout much of the region and here in the city. Windchill's will fall bellow zero and we could see gusting winds up to 50 mph.

Blowing snow could cause poor visibility at times.

Tomorrow (Monday):

Temps will head into the 20’s across much of the region. May even see a few low 30’s pop up.

Wind will still be an issue and we could still see strong gusts out there.

Again, watch for blowing snow and use caution while traveling.


We will start to see a warming trend moving into the area and by Tuesday we could start seeing temps rise back into the 40’s. Friday could even be near 50 degrees. Should be nice for Halloween.

Have a great week everyone!