BILLINGS — Hot, dry and at times, windy weather will continue through Saturday. A sharp transition to more fall like weather will follow.
Thursday will be hot, dry and windy with the humidity is low as single digits to low teens in the afternoon. Winds will be strong from Billings to the west, with gusts of 20 to 40 mph expected through the evening.
High temperatures will be close to record setters this afternoon, ranging from the upper 70s to the upper 80s. Billings would have to reach 87 officially at the airport to tie the October 8, 1980 record daily high.
Miles City (86), Livingston (83), and Sheridan, Wyoming (85) are all within reach of record high temperatures today.
The winds will subside in temperatures cooled mainly the 40s overnight. Friday is sunny to mostly sunny and quiet with highs mainly in the 70s.
Temperatures push back into the upper 70s and 80s on Saturday, at least in the neighborhood of more records. Winds will become strong in the afternoon as a cold front approaches. That will bring wind and the possibility of rain showers and mountain snow Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Sunday and Monday will be cool with highs in the 50s to low 60s and periods of gusty winds.
Thursday… Sunny to mostly sunny with some patchy smoke. High near 86. Westerly wind increases 15 to 25 miles an hour in the afternoon.
Thursday night… Patchy smoke with winds decreasing during the evening. Partly cloudy with a low near 47.
Friday… Sunshine and a high near 76.