BILLINGS — Still on track for sharp transition in the weather this weekend.
Under a high-pressure ridge, temperatures will stay mainly in the mid-60s to mid 70s in southern Montana and northern Wyoming through Thursday. Overnight temperatures in the lower elevations mainly in the 40s.
Winds will be brisk down the east mountain slopes around Livingston, Big Timber and Harlowton and breezy out to the Billings area through the end of the work week. Cloud cover will gradually increase over the next several days.
Temperature slip mainly to the 50s for the highs Friday. Rain arrives late Friday and switches to snow Saturday. The best snow making weather is Saturday through early Sunday, although it is too early for reliable snow estimates.
The warmest temperatures Saturday will likely be early in the day, then slip to the lower 20s during the afternoon. Sunday could be especially cold with areas of snow early and the highs only in the teens to low 20s.
Next week starts off dry but cold, with highs likely only in the 20s to low 30s through the week.
Election day… Sunny and warm with a high near 71. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday night… Partly to mostly clear with a low near 47.
Wednesday… Partly to mostly sunny with a high close to 70. Breezy periods.