BILLINGS — Warm and dry conditions continue during the week, but changes are ahead by the late weekend.
Overnight temperatures remain consistently in the 40s with a few low 50s through the seven day forecast. Afternoon highs will volley between the 70s and 80s almost every other day through Saturday.
Except for some smoky haze, the sky stays clear to mostly clear through Wednesday. Afternoon readings will be mainly in the 70s Monday, upper 70s to mid 80s Tuesday, and back to the 70s Wednesday.
Periods of wind will kick up from time to time as a series of disturbances move through. This will increase fire risk through the week.
Indications are temperatures will cool quickly to the 60s by Sunday and Monday, closer to average for this time of the year. A chance of showers and mountain snow will develop with the cold.
Monday… Sunny was some haze from area wildfires. High near 76. Westerly wind 5 to 15 miles an hour with occasional gusts.
Monday night… Mostly clear with a low near 50.
Tuesday… Mainly sunny with some smoky haze. High around 83.