BILLINGS — Generally dry and mild conditions with periods of wind through the weekend.
The upper-level winds come out of the Northwest once again today, driving a week cold front across the Eastern Plains. This will produce areas of winds gusting to 20 to 35 mph across much of the area east of Billings.
Temperatures will run about 5 to 10 degrees above the seasonal average Friday, with highs mainly in the 60s to low 70s. Expect warmer readings from Billings to the west, and a little cooler in the east.
Partly to mostly clear during the day and overnight with lows dropping down into the 30s to low 40s.
For Saturday, slightly cooler behind the cold front but with less wind. Highs will be mainly in the 60s to about 70 with plenty of afternoon sun.
Sunday will be breezy with temperatures warming into the upper 70s to mid 80s. With low humidity, fire risk will be elevated.
In the extended outlook, temperatures will bounce between the upper 70s and low 80s and slipped back into the 70s the following day.
Friday… Mostly sunny with a high near 73. Westerly wind of 5 to 15 mph could gust occasionally.
Friday night… Mostly clear with a low around 44.
Saturday… Sunny with a high of about 70. Light variable wind.