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Temps Are Above Average...

And Likely to Remain So For The Week Ahead
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Posted at 3:20 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 17:20:55-05

BILLINGS — Full Forecast:

Headlines/Current Conditions (As of 3:15 PM):

Most of the rain and freezing rain east of Billings has dissipated. Windy, mostly cloudy and unseasonably warm conditions for most of the area, but lots of different Watches, Warnings and Advisories to talk about.

Winter Weather Advisory and a Winter Storm Warning for areas around Missoula and the western facing slopes.

In Central MT and parts of the Eastern MT, we got wind.

High Wind Warning in and around Great Falls, but this bleeds into our area. Judith Gap, Big Timber and Harlowton under this warning till 5pm tomorrow. Could see upwards of 65 mph wind gusts. Dangerous crosswinds likely along Highway 191 and I-90. Please use caution if traveling in that area.

Also, High Wind Warning around Cody, WY till Sunday at noon. Could also be seeing 65 MPH Gusts. Please be careful while traveling, especially along Highway 120.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Livingston till Sunday at 7pm, with potential gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest of these gusts expected Sunday morning.

Special Weather Statement for Yellowstone National Park for tonight, they are expecting snow 3 to 5 inches of snow.

And here in Billings we have a Hazardous Weather Outlook through tomorrow night. Could see strong gusting winds potentially up to 70 mph near the mountains.

Tonight:

Cool, clear and breezy, with temps in the 20’s and 30’s for most.

Tomorrow (Sunday):

Dry, windy and still unseasonably warm with highs in the mid to upper 40’s and even low 50’s

Windy again in the Livingston, Big Timber, Harlowton and Judith Gap areas. Watches and Warnings in effect.

Monday - Saturday:

As we look at the week ahead temps look to be above seasonal averages, staying in the 40’s all week.

There is a good chance of wind most days, of course, stronger gusts could be in the mountains.

Tuesday we might see some light snow showers, but little to no accumulation is expected.

The mountains of Western Montana may see a few snow showers with accumulations of 2 to 3 inches. These could pop up throughout the week as they have been for the last month or so.

An interesting way to start 2021 for sure.