BILLINGS — We enjoyed our fair share of sunshine and temperatures in the 40s and 50s yesterday, a nice change of pace, but that comes to an end as quickly as it began.
A cold front pushes through the region today bringing much cooler air back into the area, so highs this afternoon will struggle to get out of the 30s, although we will still see some 40s.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect this morning as strong crosswinds with gusts between 55-65 mph will linger from Big Timber up to Harlowton aided by the passing front, so use caution during your morning commute. The warning also continues for Yellowstone County along with portions of central, south central, and southeast Montana through early evening. The winds should be much calmer on Wednesday, but a tightening high pressure gradient will kick winds right back up Thursday into Thursday night. Still a little too early to tell what kind of wind gusts we’ll be looking at, but gusts over 40 mph seems like a safe bet at the moment.
The aforementioned cold front is kicking up rain and snow showers this morning that will last on and off through this afternoon, but maybe our best chance for precipitation will be Friday into Saturday (perhaps Sunday morning) due to a projected fast moving clipper system that will push through. This could cool temperatures down even more for the weekend with highs possibly not getting out of the 20s. Overnight lows this week will be in the teens and 20s.