BILLINGS — Despite a bit of a cool down, temperatures are still warmer than average Wednesday. We could see more record high temperatures Thursday.
A high-pressure ridge holds in place, but as the wind shift out of the east, temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be mainly in the 70s. As the high pressure ridge builds, and winds increase down the slopes of the Rockies, Thursday will move back up into the 80s and close to record highs once again.
Fire weather concerns will increase from Billings to the west Thursday with a combination of very warm temperatures, very low humidity, and breezy conditions. The process repeats itself Friday and Saturday, with highs in the 70s Friday, and 80s again Saturday.
A trough of low pressure moves into the area Sunday bringing a chance of light precipitation, especially over the mountains. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s through early next week and winds could be gusty at times.
Wednesday… Sunshine with a easterly breeze. High of about 75.
Wednesday night… Mostly clear to clear with a low near 46.
Thursday… Partly to mostly sunny with a high approaching 85. Southwesterly wind 10 to 20 mph.