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  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Both the temperatures and the wind speeds will have some ups and downs over the next several days.

    Wednesday afternoon highs will be cooler, but still above seasonal averages. Readings will be in the 60s to low 70s.

    Winds will again start to increase down the East mountain slopes this afternoon and this evening. Areas around Livingston and Nye could see gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour late Wednesday, Wednesday night, and Thursday.

    Thursday will be sunny and warmer, with highs well in the 70s.

    A cold front will move through during the day on Friday. That will knock temperatures back to the upper 50s to 60s, and create some wind and rain showers as the front passes through.

    Saturday looks cool and breezy. Some strong winds could form into the mountains and foothills around the Beartooth and Absaroka mountain ranges.

    Billings forecast:

    Wednesday… Mostly sunny with a high near 70. Winds 5 to 15 mph shifting from the Northwest to the South.

    Wednesday night… Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light southerly breeze.

    Thursday… Sunny and warmer with a high of about 76. Southerly wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Tuesday promises to be unseasonably warm and very dry. For many, it will be windy.

    Highs will be mainly in the 70s Tuesday afternoon, with relative humidity numbers falling to the teens and low 20s. Wind gusts in the mountain foothills could gust 60 to mph Tuesday afternoon, increasing wildfire risk.

    Expect plenty of sunshine, with winds spreading east of Billings during the afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through.

    Temperatures will slip to the 60s and low 70s for highs on Wednesday behind Tuesday night’s cold front. It will remain breezy, but winds back off substantially.

    Warmer weather returns Thursday and Friday before a stronger cold front arrives late Friday.

    Billings forecast….

    Tuesday…Sunny and breezy, especially in the afternoon and evening. SW wind 15 to 25 mph. High of about 76.

    Tuesday night…Becoming partly cloudy, with winds of 15 to 25 mph shifting from the SW to NW as a front passes through. Around 46 for the low.

    Wednesday…Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. NW wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Expect a warm and dry week with periods of wind. Naturally, changes are in store just before the weekend.

    High temperatures will be into the 60s to mid 70s likely through Friday. The afternoons will be sunny, and the overnights will be clear to mostly clear.

    Strong winds will occur especially in the mountain foothills from Livingston to Nye. Top gusts Monday will hit to around 45 mph, but could peak closer to 55 to 60 miles an hour Tuesday.

    This will dry the air out, and keep things breezy around the Billings area for the next several days.

    A cold front will moves through Friday night into Saturday, dropping temperatures from around 70 Friday afternoon to the upper 50s on Saturday. Even with the front passing, the chance of rain remains fairly low.

    Billings forecast:

    Monday… Sunny with a high near 72. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Monday night… Clear, with a low of about 44. West breeze 5 to 15 mph.

    Tuesday… Sunny, with a high near 75. Westerly winds increase to 15 to 25 mph.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Cooler and unsettled weather remains through Saturday. By early next week, temperatures will approach 70° for highs.

    Friday will start with sunshine, with increasing afternoon clouds. High temperatures will be mainly in the 50s, trending a little warmer from Billings to the East.

    A mix of rain and snow showers will develop from West to East across the region during Friday afternoon and evening hours. The mountains and foothills could pick up some snow, with up to 6 inches in the high country.

    For the lower elevations, rain showers with a bit of snow mixed in by early Saturday seems more likely. Accumulations will be light, but a few areas could see bursts of brief rain or snow so be ready for changing conditions.

    Saturday will stay cool, with a chance of showers ending during the morning and the sun returning for the afternoon. Highs will be mainly in the 40s to low 50s.

    The trend will be warmer and drier early next week. High temperatures will peak Monday and Tuesday with readings in the upper 60s to low 70s.

    Billings forecast:

    Friday… Mostly sunny, with increasing afternoon clouds. A high near 57.

    Friday night… A chance of rain showers during the evening, then a chance of rain and snow overnight. Otherwise, cloudy to mostly cloudy with a low of about 34.

    Saturday… A chance of morning showers, otherwise decreasing afternoon clouds. Sunny to mostly sunny by later in the day, and around 51 for the high.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Cooler temperatures will continue through Saturday. And there are some hit-and-miss showers ahead as well.

    Thursday afternoon high temperatures will be noticeably cooler in the upper 40s to mid 50s. A chance of morning showers will give way to breaks of afternoon sunshine.

    The wind will remain relatively light Thursday and Thursday night. Low temperatures will slip to the upper 20s to mid 30s early Friday.

    With a mix of clouds and sun, Friday is relatively quiet with temperatures again cooler than average. Again, expect highs in the upper 40s and 50s.

    By Friday evening, a chance of rain and snow showers will move across the area through Saturday morning. Saturday is on track to be the coolest day, with highs in the 40s to only low 50s.

    Warmer and drier conditions start to return Sunday.

    Billings Forecast:

    Thursday…A chance of a morning shower. Otherwise, a mix of clouds and sun with a high near 53. Northwest breeze.

    Thursday night…Partly cloudy, with a low of about 34.

    Friday…Partly sunny, and around 56.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Warm, dry, and breezy conditions for Wednesday. Cooler and more unsettled weather is moving in right behind.

    High-pressure over the area today will bring sunshine and push highs up into the 60s with low 70° readings possible from Billings to the East. Winds will be gusty at times, especially in the mountain foothills.

    A Pacific cold front will move to the area this evening and overnight, shifting winds more northwesterly. Wind gusts could hit to around 30 mph as the front moves through.

    Temperatures will drop into the 50s for Thursday, with a few scattered showers. As readings continue to slip, highs will be in the 40s to low 50s by Saturday.

    A bit of a warming trend will follow into early next week.

    Billings forecast:

    Wednesday… Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of overnight showers. A low of about 39.

    Thursday… A slight chance of morning showers, otherwise becoming mostly sunny. Cooler, with a high around 56.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Warm, dry, and occasionally breezy conditions are in store for the next couple of days. Changes settle in starting Wednesday evening.

    High pressure across the region will bring dry breezy conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be at or warmer than seasonal averages.

    The strongest winds will be in the Livingston/Nye areas, with wind gusts of 50 mph to 60 mph possible.

    High temperatures Tuesday will be mainly in the 60s all across the region. Ahead of a cold front, some low 70° readings are possible from Billings to the East Wednesday.

    As a front moves through Wednesday evening, it will bring a shift in the winds and a chance for showers. Temperatures will cool to the 40s to maybe 50° for a high Saturday.

    Billings forecast:

    Tuesday… Sunny with a high near 64. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Tuesday night… Mostly clear with a low of about 41.

    Wednesday… Mostly sunny, and around 68 for the high temperature. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Somewhat cool, but sunny and dry conditions for Monday. Warmer afternoons will follow for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    High temperatures will be mainly in the 50s Monday afternoon, but with plenty of sunshine. Winds will begin to increase down the East slopes of the Rockies around the Livingston area by this afternoon and this evening.

    Overnight temperatures won’t be as chilly as Monday morning, with readings in the 20s to mid 30s early Tuesday.

    High pressure will bring warmer and drier conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs mainly in the 60s. By Wednesday, a reading to around 70 is possible.

    As a cold front passes late Wednesday, temperatures will back off to the upper 40s and 50s by Friday.

    Billings forecast:

    Columbus Day… Sunny, with a high near 56. Westerly wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Monday night… Clear, with a low of about 36. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Tuesday… Sunny, and around 64 for a high. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph

  • Click for 7 Day Forecast Wind and warm temperatures highlight the next couple of days. The weekend ends cooler and more unsettled.

    The wind will increase along the mountain foothills West of Billings Friday afternoon and continue to be gusty through Saturday. Top wind gusts in the Livingston area along I 90 could reach 60 mph.

    The wind will become more widespread Saturday, including wind gust to around 40 mph in the Billings area and across the Eastern plains of Montana. The wind will start to subside as a cold front moves through the area late Saturday.

    Expect sunny and warm conditions Friday, with the highs mainly in the 60s all across the area.

    Mostly clear Friday night, with temperatures mainly in the 40s early Saturday. Winds will continue West of Billings overnight.

    For Saturday, winds are more widespread with temperatures mainly in the 60s. Clouds will increase as a cold front moves through later in the day.

    Cooler and wetter conditions can be expected Sunday and Monday. Quick moving showers could develop along and behind a cold front late Saturday through early Sunday.

    Billings forecast:

    Friday… Sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest to West wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Friday night… Mostly clear, with a low of about 47. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Saturday… Mostly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds. Around 67 for the high. Winds increase in the afternoon to 15 to 30 mph and gust could approach 40 mph.

  • Click Here for 7 Day Forecast Temperatures will take a jump upward early in the weekend, but figure on some wind.

    Conditions stay a little unsettled for Thursday, with the best chance of rain remaining in the mountains west of Billings. Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine with stray showers or sprinkles.

    High temperatures Thursday will be mainly in the upper 50s to around 60. Winds will be generally light.

    With a full Harvest Moon tonight, expect a clear to mostly clear sky with temperatures in the 30s early Friday.

    Winds will increase down the mountain slopes Friday, with high temperatures taking a generous jump to the 60s. Expect sunshine with increasing afternoon winds.

    Around Billings, wind gusts could hit 40 miles an hour late Friday through Saturday afternoon. Less wind is likely East of Billings.

    Temperatures in most locations will get their peaks on Saturday, and back off to the 50s on Sunday behind a cold front.

    Billings forecast:

    Thursday… Areas of patchy morning fog, otherwise sunny. A high near 59. Southwest breeze 5 to 10 mph.

    Thursday night… Mostly clear, with a low of about 38.

    Friday… Sunny, with a high around 67. Winds will increase in the afternoon and evening.