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Q2 Weather: Winter, in name only, begins tonight

Warm and windy weather sticks around a few more days
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Posted at 4:22 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 18:22:28-05

BILLINGS — Winter’s warm and windy arrival

Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere arrives – with warmer than average temps and gusty winds - at 9:19 PM Mountain Time Saturday night.

High Wind Warnings for the Rocky Mountain Front Range call for wind gusts up to 85 mph until 3am Sunday.

High Wind Warnings from Glacier to the Judith Basin area, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, expire at 9pm Saturday evening.

Wind Advisories for the Livingston area and the Beartooth / Absaroka foothills, with gusts up to 60 mph, expires at midnight Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Saturday is producing near-record afternoon highs across south central and southeastern Montana.

Expect breezy conditions and highs back into the low to mid 50s Sunday with a gradual cooling trend heading into Christmas.

The forecast for Billings

Tonight: Partly cloudy, southwest winds 15 to 25 mph and a low of 34.

Sunday: Partly sunny with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph and a high of 51.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 32.

Monday: Sunny and warm with a high of 51.