BILLINGS — Strong, gusty winds remain the biggest concern today. Gusts between 35-50 mph are possible from Laurel to Billings to Broadus and also down to Sheridan this morning through the afternoon. Gusts between 50-60 mph are possible from Roundup to Forsyth to Miles City. The cross winds will be even stronger along the foothills with gusts over 75 mph from Livingston to Nye and between 65-75 mph from Big Timber to Harlowton. Winds should decrease this evening across the viewing area.
An approaching cold front will bring a chance for a wintry mix late this evening that could transition to light snow during the morning. Flurries will be possible through the late tomorrow afternoon. There is potential for a quick shot of strong winds as the front passes through on Tuesday. Cooler temperatures can be expected on the back end of the front.
After a quiet Wednesday, a tightening pressure gradient to the south will allow for stronger winds to return to Livingston over to Big Timber and up to Harlowton on Thursday. Still some uncertainty on how strong the gusts could be.
Another disturbance is projected to slide through late Friday through Saturday bringing more cooler air into the region along with a chance for snow. High pressure looks to bring dry conditions back in on Sunday.
The winds will help keep lows this morning a bit warmer than normal in the 20s and 30s. Today’s highs will also warm to above seasonal to around 50. We’ll wake up to warmer than normal temps again tomorrow morning, but the passing of the cold front will try keep highs from exiting the upper 30s tomorrow afternoon. Highs should stay in the 30s through Friday before it turns colder for the weekend. Nighttime lows will be in the teens and 20s through Saturday before dipping to single digits Sunday morning.