BILLINGS — The switch from our warmest day of the week to the coolest is a rough one.
Temperatures edge up to the 60s to mid-70s for Wednesday afternoon highs in the Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming. But high clouds increase from west to east during the afternoon and evening.
A strong cold front will bring wind gusts to 50 to over 65 mph to a wide area by Wednesday evening continuing Thursday. Lows drop to the 30s to mid-40s, and highs on Thursday will be in the 50s to about 60.
Expect mountain snow and areas of rain and snow in the mountain foothills. Rain for the lower elevations is most likely from Billings northward.
Cooler than average temperatures with highs in the 50s to low 60s continue through the weekend with scattered showers.
Wednesday… Increasing clouds with isolated afternoon showers. Around 72 for the high. Winds increase in the afternoon.
Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Gusty northwesterly wind could gust 55 mph.