BILLINGS — Full Forecast
Manly clear in and around Billings with temps in the 30’s and 40’s.
Wind is the big story both across the region and the state.
Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warnings through this evening for portions of central, south and southeast Montana, as well as parts of northern Wyoming. Winds will be strong with gusts 40-55 mph east of Billings and winds could be gusting between 50 and 60 mph west of the city, between places like Livingston and Harlowton.
Dangerous crosswinds could make travel very difficult especially if you are driving a high-profile vehicle. Please use caution.
Winds will be strong throughout most of the state today into tonight.
Also, a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until late tonight for North Western WY and Yellowstone National Park. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches in the northern portion of the park around Mammoth, 5 to 8 inches across central portions of the park, and 10 to 15 inches in the south and southwest portion of the park, including the South Entrance. Grand Teton National Park could be seeing up to 18 inches of snow. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph in both parks.
Winds will die down overnight, but it will still be breezy. Temps drop into the teens and 20’s across the region.
A few inches of snow are possible overnight in the higher elevations of the Beartooth/Absaroka ranges. No accumulation is expected in the lower elevations.
Warmer, temps moving back into the upper 40’s and low 50’s across the region.
Wind will still be an issues, but gusts shouldn’t be as strong as they were on Saturday.
Parts of the eastern plains may see light rain or snow showers, but there is not expected to be much if any accumulation. Higher elevations could see a lingering snow shower or two, with a few inches possible.
Winds will start dying down and temps will nose into the 50s in several locations Monday and by Tuesday we could be into the high 50’s and low 60’s. Warmer and clear for most of the week ahead, though precipitation from the pacific might start moving into the region on Saturday. As of right now though, the impact on our area looks to be small.