BILLINGS — Temperatures try to warm up, but a Canadian cold front throws a monkey wrench into things.
Afternoon highs will be mainly in the mid 30s to mid 40s Thursday, but clouds will increase through the afternoon as a cold front approaches from the North.
Winds will be very gusty with top winds around 60 mph near Livingston/Nye and extend up to Harlowton. Billings can expect sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph by the afternoon.
Rain and snow showers will scatter across the area to the late afternoon and evening hours, possibly affecting Halloween trick or treat. Showers wind down overnight, and lows hit the teens to mid 20s early Friday.
Expect a mix of clouds and sun Friday afternoon with highs returning to the mid-30s to mid 40s. The overall trend is warmer Saturday and Sunday with highs hitting the 40s and most of the lower elevations.
Another cold front moves through the area late Sunday producing rain and snow showers and a return to the cold temperatures again early next week.
Thursday… Increasing clouds with a high near 40. Winds increase from the Southwest 15 to 25 miles an hour during the afternoon.
Thursday night… Scattered area rain and snow showers with a West wind 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures in the 30s during the evening, and dropping to a low of around 26.
Friday… Partly to mostly sunny with a high of about 42.