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Q2 Weather: Chilly Monday, but hope for the rest of the week

Posted at 6:07 AM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 08:12:22-05

BILLINGS — The overall trend is relatively quiet this week after we get out of the cold temperatures.

With such cold morning temperatures, Monday afternoon will stay well below seasonal averages. Despite plenty of sunshine, highs will be in the teens in northeastern Montana, the 20s through southeast Montana and northern Wyoming, and the 30s from Billings west toward Livingston.

Overnight readings slip to anywhere from the teens to 20s, with winds increasing down the east mountain slopes. Areas of patchy blowing snow from snow already on the ground will likely develop.

Strong winds around Livingston toward Harlowton could reach gusts of 35 to 45 miles an hour and expect a 15 to 25 mph wind late Monday through Tuesday morning around Billings.

Milder readings are in store for the rest of the week, with highs in the 40s and 50s and lows in the 20s and 30s. A disturbance Tuesday night into Wednesday brings a chance of showers, and another disturbance Friday night could bring some more light showers.

Billings forecast:

Monday… Sunny but cold with a high near 32. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday night… Clear to mostly clear with a low around 23. Breezy with a westerly wind 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday… Partly to mostly clear with a high of about 49. Still breezy at times.