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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Warmer Pre-Groundhog Day. Then blame Phil.

Warmer Pre-Groundhog Day.  Then blame Phil.
Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 19:09:29-05

BILLINGS — A return to warmer temperatures is coming through early next week in the Billings area.

As the wind shift more southwesterly, warmer air will start to build into the region but also tap into some Pacific moisture. Not as cold early Thursday with the lows mainly in the mid-teens to mid 20s.

For Thursday, expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs mainly in the mid to lower 30s for the lower elevations. Winds will increase in the mountain foothills around the Livingston/Nye areas with occasional gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

For Friday through Monday, expect highs to move up into the 40s each afternoon with lows mainly in the 20s. Friday night through Saturday morning, a disturbance will bring some mountain snow and some scattered rain and snow showers for the lower elevations.

The warmest temperatures in most of the area will likely occur on Monday with readings as warm as the mid 40s to low 50s.

By the middle of next week, colder air seems to be headed our way. While the details are unclear, expect a patch of colder days starting around a week from now with at least scattered snow showers.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a low near 23. A light variable breeze.

Thursday… Partly to mostly cloudy with a high near 45.

Friday through Sunday… Highs mainly in the 40s with the lows in the 20s to around 30 degrees. Variable cloudiness with a chance of showers Friday night through Saturday morning.