BILLINGS — After a couple of windy days, we're expecting it to be rather quiet today as high pressure takes over. Although mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected this afternoon, don't be surprised if a few quick snow showers pop up, especially along the foothills and east of Billings. It will be cooler, too, as that cold air sinking in behind the cold front that passed through yesterday digs in a little more today. Expect highs in the 20s and 30s.
Winds return on Thursday as the gradient tightens around high pressure to our south cranking up the gusts again. Could see gusts over 60 mph in spots, especially around Livingston and the Beartooth Foothills. The winds ease up by Friday morning ahead of another system moving in from the west. This will put snow chances back into the forecast Friday night into Saturday. Models are suggesting less than an inch of accumulation for Billings, but we’ll need to watch for any increases in that thinking over the next few days.
This system will also bring even cooler air into the region, so highs on Saturday may not get out of the 20s, but will rebound into the 30s on Sunday and hit the 40s on Monday. Overnight lows over the next 7 days will mainly be in the teens and 20s.
Conditions look to be dry on Monday, before another weak wave possibly pushes through on Tuesday. Not much in the way of precipitation is expected with this wave, though.