BILLINGS — On Black Friday in the Big Sky, we have partly cloudy skies, 45 degrees and a southwest wind at 23 mph in the early afternoon.
Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly to the 30s and 40s out in the west. But look east to the Divid,e we are mostly in the 50s at Lewistown, Jordan, Glendive and Miles City. Of course in Billings, it’s 45 degrees.
And on this the day after Thanksgiving, we do have a few places that are open for skiing, like Red Lodge Mountain and Big Sky.
Snow depths at both locations are ranging from 12 to 16 inches. Bridger Bowl and Showdown will open up next week or later.
On the threat board, we do have a High Wind Warning for the Rocky Mountains front and north-central Montana for winds gusting to 75 mph. We could see down tree limbs and power lines in that area.
Plus, we have a High Wind Warning for Sweet Grass County, around Big Timber until 9 p.m. Friday for winds gusting to 60 mph.
Right now, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows just a few mid-level clouds passing through the middle part of the state. That's why Billings has a little cloud cover.
The high-resolution forecast model shows the same thing with mostly cloudy skies in the northwest, all moving toward the south-central part of the state by Saturday morning.
We expect mostly cloudy skies through Saturday evening and then sunshine most of the day on Sunday.
It will be 43 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Billings. Then we cool back down into the 30s in the morning and back up to 46 degrees by 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
We will top out at 50 on Saturday, cool back down to 46 on Sunday, 51 degrees on Monday and then the 40s as we head into the middle part of next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, breezy and mild. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 31 degrees.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, breezy and a little warmer. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 50 degrees.
SUNDAY: Sunny and not as warm. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 46 degrees.