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Q2 Weather: Wind, rain, snow, and even a stray thunderstorm are possible

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 08:09:18-04

BILLINGS — Wind highlights today’s weather.

WEATHER FORECAST TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

Strong westerly winds will influence the weather off the mountain foothills beginning this morning, and increase to the afternoon and evening.

Areas around Livingston, Nye and along I 90 could see top wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph. Winds will spread from Big Timber to Harlowton during the afternoon and evening with gusts up to 50 mph.

Billings and the surrounding area will also see an increase in the winds through the afternoon. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph possible, with top gusts of 35 to 50 mph.

Temperatures will be seasonal with highs in the 50s to about 60° Tuesday afternoon. Expect clouds to increase the scatter rain showers and isolated evening thunderstorms spreading West to East.

Rain will switch over to a rain/snow mix during the evening and overnight. Showers and early tomorrow, with winds decreasing. Wednesday will be cool with highs only in the 40s.

Temperatures will increase through Friday when highs will hit well into the 60s. Behind a cold front, temperatures drop quickly with readings in the 30s by Monday.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… A mix of clouds and sunshine with winds increasing in the afternoon to 25 to 35 mph. Gusts could reach 45 mph. A high of about 60.

Tuesday night… Rain showers likely with some thunder possible. Some rain/snow mix possible overnight with winds decreasing through the evening. Overnight low of about 39.

Wednesday… A chance of a morning shower, otherwise mostly cloudy and a high around 47. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.