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Q2: Billings Area Weather: A chance for record warmth today

Turning colder mid-week
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Posted at 4:10 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 06:11:30-05

BILLINGS — Good morning!

The record high for today is 61° way on back in 1962. What if I told you that record is in jeopardy of falling today? There is a chance!

A strong ridge of high pressure will hold on today helping keep us warmer than normal before the weather pattern starts to change as we move forward into the week. Along with warm temperatures, it will be breezy at times this afternoon. Stronger gusts could exceed 50 mph in the Livingston area before winds start to taper off overnight as the cold front pushes through.

This will be the first of two cold fronts we can expect this week. This front slides across our area tomorrow bringing a chance of snow. We've bumped up the total of possible accumulation to between 1-2” for Billings.

The second cold front (back door front) will be much stronger in terms of cooling temperatures down and should pass through Friday into Saturday bringing the chance for additional snow. This front looks to give us a better chance at snowfall with models suggesting between 3-5". Whatever snow we do get should taper off Saturday morning. The colder temps looks to hang on for a bit.

As mentioned above, today's highs will be in the 50s and 60s including a chance to break the record in Billings. We'll see a return to more seasonal highs Wednesday through Friday with the first cold front and then get colder with the second front as we get into the weekend. Saturday aims to be the coldest day as we’ll wake up in the single digits, not get out of the teens in the afternoon then head back down into the single digits overnight into Sunday morning.

Keep smiling!

-Miller
Q2 Morning Meteorologist
miller.robson.ktvq.com
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