Another windy day!
Strong gusts of 45 to 65 mph could cause power outages, blowing dust and dirt reducing visibility, tree damage, and will spread any wildfires quickly. Winds should be strongest midday through early evening.
Otherwise, expect a mix of clouds and sun Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s. East of Billings and closer to the Dakotas, a few showers and isolated thunderstorms could develop.
With low humidity, the wind and the above average temperatures, much of south central Montana and northern Wyoming have increased rangeland fire concerns today. Use extreme caution with fire and anything that could produce sparks.
A quieter weather pattern begins Wednesday night through Thursday. Winds subside overnight with sunshine and upper 40s to mid-50s for high Thursday.
Friday and Saturday will be very warm for early March with highs in the 60s for the lower elevations.
Wednesday… Mostly sunny. About 57 for the high. West winds increase to 25-40 mph in the afternoon with gusts as high as 60 mph.
Wednesday night… Mostly clear with winds decreasing in the evening. Close to 27 for the low.
Thursday… Lighter winds form the south at 5 to 10 mph. High near 53.