BILLINGS — Forecast:
Current Conditions (Thursday as of 3:30pm):
Dry and windy. Temps in the high 30’s and low 40’s for most of us in the region with partly cloudy skies.
Winds gusting 40-50 mph around Livingston and Big Timber. This will last through the weekend, with peak wind speeds looking to occur late Friday morning into the afternoon.
Temps will drop down into the teens and 20’s for most of us. Cold, clear and breezy.
Windy and Partly cloudy with temps in the high 40’s here in Billings and even some 50’s in places like Hardin, Broadus and Sheridan, WY.
No official wind watches or warnings yet for Livingston area, but strong gusting winds around 40-50 mph are expected. There could even be Friday morning gusts over 60 mph.
HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY Morning in and around Great Falls/Eastern Glacier. Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph, with gusts near 60 mph possible over the plains and 75 mph in wind-prone areas along the Rocky Mountain Front. High winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. A few local power outages are possible. Travel may become difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Temps will be above average for the next several days, rising into the mid to upper 40’s and even low 50’s during the week.
Saturday – winds will still be between 20 and 30 mph in and around Billings.
Monday evening into Tuesday evening could see light rain and snow across the area, but most accumulations are expected for the Beartooth/Absaroka Mountains and possibly foothills