BILLINGS — A sharp transition in our weather as we had into the weekend.
Temperatures will be in the 50s to low 60s from Billings westward today, but periods of strong winds will develop down the east mountain slopes. Gusts in excess of 60 mph possible in the usually wind-prone areas from Livingston to Big Timber to Harlowton.
Billings will be breezy, with gusts to 40 mph possible. Lighter winds across the Eastern Plains but cooler with a highs in the 40s and 50s.
Shower start to develop this evening starting his rain is switching to snow overnight. Lows will drop to the 20s to low 30s.
Saturday is considerably colder with a highs only in the mid to lower 30s. Snow is very likely especially from Billings westward with accumulations in the grassy areas and higher elevations.
The snow and cold will continue into early next week with a highs in the 30s on Sunday and lows in the 20s. Scattered snow showers will persist early next week with a highs in the 40s Monday and Tuesday.
Friday… Increasing clouds with a high near 63. Winds increasing 20 to 30 miles an hour in the afternoon with gusts to around 40. A stray shower is possible.
Friday night… Rain likely in the evening hours with winds decreasing during the evening. Snow showers overnight with a low of about 30.
Saturday… Snow. Temperatures hold steady or drop through the day with readings in the low 30s in the morning. Accumulations expected at least in the grassy areas, and some slick roads could develop by the evening.