BILLINGS — Good morning!
Yesterday was a day of records.
Here in Billings, the airport saw a peak wind of 68 mph which broke the record of 67 on January 13, 2014 exactly seven years ago to the day. Several areas saw winds peak over 70 mph including 76 in Hysham, 74 in Big Timber and even a top peak of 81 mph in Cooke City.
But, why we were paying close attention to the wind, folks might not have noticed we hit some record highs as well. Billings reached 64°, besting the record of 61 back in 1996. Sheridan, WY reached 66 degrees, beating the record of 60 back in 1943. Temperatures will be cooler moving forward thanks to crisp air funneling in from Canada.
Winds will taper off from west to east today as high pressure sets in briefly through Friday, so expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with dry conditions.
Another cold front will push in a slight chance for snow to western and south-central MT and northwestern WY late Friday. Partly cloudy and dry on Saturday before another disturbance moves through Sunday increasing chances for rain and snow.
Daytime highs will be in the 30s and 40s and nighttime lows will be in in the 20s and 30s over the next 7 days.
Q2 Morning Meteorologist