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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Warmer and windy go together this weekend

Showers? A few.
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 19:32:15-05

BILLINGS — Warmer than average temperatures stick around, but winds will come and go.

Dry conditions remain across the region Friday evening, but a disturbance on Saturday will bring clouds and a chance of showers. The bigger problem will be strong winds around 60 miles an hour starting in the Livingston area and Beartooth foothills Friday night.

On Saturday, a disturbance moves through bringing a chance of a quick shower or snow flurry depending on the time of day. Winds continue to remain strong and will spread across the Eastern plains. We could see a lull in the winds Saturday afternoon but increase again in the evening.

Yet another disturbance swings through the area Sunday, heaping the winds going with mainly mountain snow.

Most of the highs will stay in the 40s to low 50s through the weekend and into early next week with lows also warmer than average, staying in the upper teens to upper 20s. Be aware of some travel concerns with the winds the possibility of blowing precipitation.

Strong winds and snow in the mountains will cause problems this weekend if you’re planning to recreate in the backcountry.

Billings forecast:

Friday night… Increasing clouds with a low near 32. Westerly wind 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday… Cloudy in the morning with the chance of a stray shower and winds 15 to 25 mph. Warming in clearing in the afternoon with a high near 49.

Sunday… Morning lows in the low 30s, and close to 50 in the afternoon. Breezy and partly cloudy.