BILLINGS — It is the return of windier and somewhat warmer conditions for a couple of days.
High-pressure quickly builds in from the west overnight increasing winds around Livingston, Big Timber and Harlowton. 55 to 65 mile-per-hour winds are expected, peeking Thursday afternoon and early evening.
Billings to the west will be breezy with gusts to around 40 mph. The winds back off Thursday night but redevelop Friday morning ahead of a cold front.
Light snow showers are expected especially in the mountains and foothills Friday night through Saturday morning as the cold front passes by. A few lingering flurries or showers are possible through Sunday.
As far as temperatures go, with readings in the single digits and teens early Thursday. Highs will be mainly in the 40s on Thursday and Friday.
Behind the cold front, readings drop to the upper 20s to mid 30s Saturday afternoon. A warming trend will follow, and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s seem on track by the middle of the week.
Wednesday night… Mostly clear with a low near 20. Westerly wind 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday… Increasing clouds with stronger winds in the afternoon. A high close to 41. Gusts to 40 mph.
Thursday night and Friday… Periods of wind with variable clouds. A low in the mid-20s and 40 to 45 for a high Friday afternoon.