BILLINGS — Some ups and downs in the temperatures and in the wind speeds for the next several days.
A disturbance moving through the area Thursday evening will create a few isolated snow showers. Strong winds will persist through the evening closer to the mountain foothills and taper off overnight.
Strong winds redevelop again Friday morning and help to keep temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s across southern Montana northern Wyoming. As usual, the strongest gusts will be in the mountain foothills west of Billings.
A cold front Friday night will quickly shut down the winds and drop the temperatures. Readings will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s Saturday morning and stay in the upper 20s to low 30s by the afternoon. Scattered area snow showers can be expected with some accumulations for the mountains.
The winds return on Sunday with gusts to around 40 mph. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s.
The wind will stick around from Livingston to Billings on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures begin to warm to the 40s in the afternoon and mainly the 20s for the overnight lows through at least Thursday.
Thursday night… Decreasing clouds with windy periods in the evening. Low near 26.
Friday… More clouds in the morning with more sun in the afternoon. Winds increase 15 to 25 mph with stronger gusts likely. A high near 41.
Saturday… Temperatures in the teens to low 20s in the morning, and 20s to low 30s in the afternoon. A chance of a light snow shower, otherwise mostly cloudy.