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Warm-ish and Windy

Should Be Like That Most of the Week.
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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 17:52:32-05

BILLINGS — Full Forecast:

Headlines/Current Conditions (As of 3:45 PM):

Windy, partly cloudy, with above average temps now. But, lots of different Watches, Warnings and Advisories to talk about.

Here in Billings, we have a Hazardous Weather Outlook through today. Winds gusting 55 to 70 mph in the mountains and 45 to 55 mph across lower elevations from Billings to Miles City and areas north. Travel may be impacted along I-90 from Billings to Miles City due to these winds and of course, this could make outdoor excursions a bit hazardous in the back-country.

Wind Advisories and warnings from Missoula to Glendive. Strong winds crossing the state today.

High Wind Warning for Judith Gap, Big Timber and Harlowton areas till 7pm tonight. Could see 65 mph wind gusts. Dangerous crosswinds likely along Highway 191 and I-90. Please use caution if traveling in the area.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM, parts of North Western MT. Winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. Again, be careful traveling especially in a high-profile vehicle.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Livingston till Sunday at 7pm, with potential gusts up to 70 mph. Strong crosswinds may still make travel difficult on I-90 through Livingston.

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Winter Storm Watch for Yellowstone NP and North Western WY from late Monday afternoon till Tuesday afternoon. Significant snow west of the divide along with strong winds. Only a chance of snow showers east of the divide. Total snowfall of 10 to 14 inches over the south, 5 to 10 inches over central and 2 to 4 inches over the north.

Tonight:

Cool, clear and still windy, with temps in the 20’s and 30’s for most.

Tomorrow (Monday):

Dry, windy and still unseasonably warm with highs in the mid to upper 40’s and even low 50’s

Tuesday - Sunday:

As we look at the week ahead temps look to be above seasonal averages, staying in the 40’s all week.

There is a good chance of wind most days, of course, stronger gusts could be in the mountains.

Tuesday we might see a wintry mix or even some light snow showers, but little to no accumulation is expected in the planes, but West to southwest facing slopes of the mountains could see 3-6 inches of snow plus strong winds.

This week, the mountains may see a few snow showers, but for the most part, temps will be mild. In most places it will be windy, warm-ish and dry.

Have a great week everyone and Happy New Year!