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Q2 Weather: Warm up starts today

But so does some wind
Posted at 5:26 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 08:12:55-05

BILLINGS — Not much for clouds, let alone rain or snow through most of the weekend as temperatures warm.

With plenty of sunshine and generally clear skies, temperatures will edge upward each afternoon through Saturday. Mild temperatures remain until out next weather system arrives sometime Monday.

Thursday high will reach the mid-30s to mid-40s for the lower elevations. The Big Horn Basin of Northern Wyoming will stay colder, and some of that chilly air will follow the river valleys possibly all the way to Billings.

Winds will be gusting to 50 mph in Livingston/Nye/Big Timber/Harlowton with gusts to 40 mph possible near Billings from Thursday through Saturday morning.

By Saturday, highs will reach well into the 40s with a stray 50+ report possible. Overnight temperatures rise from the teens to mainly 20s with a few low 30s.

Current timing brings cooler and wetter weather back late Monday through Tuesday. The current trend is toward wind and areas of snow, but accumulations don’t look heavy.

Billings forecast:

Thurday... Sunny witha high near 37. Southwest wind increases to 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday night... Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph could gust to 40 mph. Otherwise manly clear with a low of about 21.

Friday... More sun and still breezy. High near 43.