Weekend Weather Outlook
While winds took a bit of a lull during the overnight hours, the ingredients are still in place for gusty winds again Friday from the mountain slopes east to Billings. While gusts along I-90 heading toward Bozeman could reach 60 mph, Billings has the potential for 45 mph gusts. That wind mixing warmer air to the surface, combined with plenty of sun, should boost temperatures to the 40s to low 50s for highs. Billings may be held back by chilly air following the river valleys from Wyoming, and ending up on our doorstep.
The wind will reduce this evening, and lows slip to the teens to low 20s. Saturday, a cold front moves in from the north and east. We may hit our highs a little earlier in the day topping off in the 20s to low 30s, then holding steady or cooling during the afternoon and evening. By Sunday, a decent chance of light snow and some cold air takes over.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 20 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 45mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 15 to 30 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with the temperature falling through the morning. East wind 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.