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Q2 Billings Area Weather: From record heat to chilly with rain and snow

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 08:20:06-04

BILLINGS — From record high temperatures to snow over the Labor Day weekend.

Expect hot and dry conditions to continue Friday and Saturday before a significant change in the weather Monday. Highs Friday will be mainly into the 80s to low 90s, and Saturday upper 90s to triple digits.

Expect wildfire smoke increase from California, with additional smoke from local wildfires.

With low humidity and winds increasing to 15 to 30 mph, wildfire conditions increase on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will cool to mainly the 80s on Sunday but wind gusts will increase along a cold front.

A very strong cold front will pass through the area Sunday night, bringing cooler temperatures and widespread rain Monday. High temperatures Monday will only be in the 40s and 50s with many of the warmest readings early in the day.

Expect snow in the higher elevations including around Red Lodge and through Beartooth Pass. Temperatures by early Tuesday will be mainly in the 30s for a very chilly start.

Billings forecast:

Friday… Sunny and warm with a high near 88. Winds will be light invariable.

Friday night… Mostly clear with a low around 59.

Saturday… Record high temperatures are likely with a high at about 100. Winds increase from the Southwest 15 to 25 mph.