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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Warm and wind, then not as warm or windy

Posted at 4:43 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 08:00:11-05

BILLINGS — Warm and breezy weather for a couple of days before a consistent weather pattern sets up.

Afternoon readings Wednesday will be mainly in the 50s with some low 60s. Winds will be breezy in the mountain foothills from Livingston, Big Timber to Nye with wind gusts to around 50 mph.

A cold front will bring showers to the Beartooth/Absaroka mountain ranges late Wednesday, with some snow in the Bighorn range of northern Wyoming. A few scattered rain/snow showers will push across the plains Wednesday night through early Thursday.

After starting in the 30s, most of Eastern Montana northern Wyoming will warm to the 40s to low 50s Thursday. Despite a roughly 10 degree drop from Wednesday, temperatures are still above the seasonal average.

Speaking of average temperatures, highs settle mainly into the 40s from Friday through early next week and lows mainly in the 20s. Other than a few mountain showers, conditions remain dry allowing for good travel conditions leading up to Thanksgiving.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Partly sunny with a high near 60. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday night… Partly cloudy with a low of about 37.

Thursday… Mostly sunny and breezy. High close to 51 the Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.