BILLINGS — It has turned out to be another beautiful Friday afternoon in Billings, Montana with temperatures already jumping up into the 40s. Unfortunately, the winds are howling like a big dog.
Temperatures around the rest the state are generally into the 30s out in the West and the 40s in central Montana with a few places like Livingston and Jordan already into the 50s.
It has been a pretty breezy afternoon as well; Livingston had a 28 mile-per-hour wind last hour; Billings had 30 mile-per-hour winds and 29 mile-per-hour winds are gusting up at Cut Bank.
Around the rest of the state, we have generally clear skies from one side of Montana to the other, according to the Doppler radar and satellite imagery.
The high-resolution forecast model shows we will probably keep those clear skies throughout the rest of today.
Starting on Saturday a few minor weather impulses will move in from the Northwest and push all the way into the Billings area by noon.
After that we see another minor impulse moving through Saturday night into Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon we will start to get a break in the action.
However, starting Sunday night we are expecting more snow to start moving into Northwestern Montana and the push all the way through the state by Monday morning and snow every day right on through Thanksgiving.
The computer models are suggesting that the places like Livingston and Billings could see as much is 6 to 10 inches of snow pileup next week during the Thanksgiving day holiday.
Our temperatures will continue to stay in the 40s for the next hour, roll back down to the 30s in the morning, but back to the 50s Saturday afternoon.
It will stay in the 50s through Sunday, but the temperatures will fall every day next week and the snow will fall with it.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, breezy and mild. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 30°.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 52°.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, breezy and mild, with a 30 percent chance for rain in the afternoon, changing to snow overnight. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 54°.