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Q2 Billings Area Weather: We hit the "reset" button on fall weather

Thursday is a transition day
Posted at 5:17 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 09:10:47-05

BILLINGS — Thursday is a transition day. That means windy for some, showers for others, and cooler all the way around.

A cold front moving through the area will produce frequent wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph in the usual Livingston/Big Timber/Harlowton areas. Billings will be breezy with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph.

Showers will be scattered across the area today but will favor areas east of Billings where there will be less wind. Even a rumble of thunder wouldn’t be out of the question.

High temperatures will be mainly in the mid 40s to lower 50s Thursday, and back down to the mid-30s to upper 40s Friday. The mid-40s are average for this time of the year for afternoon highs.

Mainly dry weather is expected through the weekend but a disturbance Monday and Tuesday could create a few rain and snow showers favoring the higher elevations. High temperatures will stay mainly in the 40s and lows mainly in the 20s through the middle of next week.

Overall conditions still look good for Thanksgiving travel.

Billings forecast:

Thursday… Mostly cloudy with a high near 51. A chance of a stray rain or snow shower in the morning and a slight chance of a sprinkle a rain shower in the afternoon. Westerly winds increase 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night… Mostly clear with a low slipping to about 29. Winds decrease through the evening.

Friday… Mainly sunny with a high close to 46. Westerly wind 10 to 20 mph.