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Q2 Weather: Warm and windy Saturday gives way to cooler, less windy Sunday

Saturday was a record warm day across the region
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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 18:43:55-05

BILLINGS — Strong gusty winds through Sunday morning

Record high temperatures were recorded across the region Saturday.

Livingston reached 64, besting the old record of 59 set back in 1948.

Miles City reached 57, a tie for the record set back in 2012.

Billings tied the record of 56, set back in 2012.

A band of snow showers accompanying the strong gusty winds moved through the area late Saturday afternoon.

A High Wind Warning for much of Montana remains in place Saturday afternoon and evening. Portions of south central and southeastern Montana will remain under High Wind Warnings until Sunday morning.

Sustained winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60, even 70 mph have occurred from the gap areas around Livingston the Stillwater Valley eastward.

Gusty winds forced I-90 traffic to detour through Livingston Saturday afternoon and evening.

A Wind Advisory for the upper Yellowstone Valley remains in effect through Sunday morning as well. Those traveling in high profile vehicles need to exercise caution along I-90 and roadways in the affected area.

Winds will decrease Sunday along with a cooling trend.

Strong winds will pick up again Monday with another passing front.

The forecast for Billings

Tonight: Mostly clear and colder with west winds 20 to 35 mph occasionally gusting to near 50 mph. Winds will decrease to around 15 to 25 mph late tonight with a low of 28.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph and a high of 41.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, west winds 10 to 20 mph and a low of 27.

Monday: Partly sunny, gusty winds and a high of 41.