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Q2 Billings Area Weather: One more warm and windy day before a shift

7 DAY FORECAST TUESDAY, JAN 19, 2021
Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 19:26:22-05

BILLINGS — More strong winds Tuesday night through Wednesday before the winds and temperatures decrease.

Expect a dry night across the area with mild temperatures. Morning readings will be mainly in the 20s to low 30s.

As a cold front moves through the area early Wednesday, winds will continue to push off the mountains, creating a breezy day with wind gusts around Billings to around 40 miles an hour. Closer to the mountains, 50 to 65 mile-per-hour winds are possible.

High temperatures Wednesday will be mainly in the 40s, but the upper winds shift to the northwest on Thursday, pushing readings mainly to the 30s. Enough moisture is available to create several inches of snow for the mountains.

A pattern change by Friday and Saturday bringing temperatures down to the 20s to low 30s for the highs with a chance of some light snow. Temperatures are on track to stay on the cool side, but not cold, through early next week.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday night… Partly cloudy with a low near 31. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts.

Wednesday… Partly to mostly sunny with winds as high as 40 mph. Close to 47 for a high.

Thursday… Temperatures start off in the 20s and warm to the mid-30s. Isolated area showers, otherwise mostly cloudy with a high of about 34.
More strong winds Tuesday night through Wednesday before the winds and temperatures decrease.