BILLINGS – The week ahead: Dry and warming up a little more just about every day.
Thursday is a transition day between Wednesday’s wintry storm, and warming and dry conditions to follow. Areas of blowing snow in extreme eastern Montana will taper off during the morning, followed by sunshine for the afternoon.
Generally mostly sunny across southern Montana and northern Wyoming Thursday, with highs mainly in the mid-30s to around 40 degrees. Winds will increase around the Livingston/Nye area by tonight with gusts to 50 mph expected.
Winds will continue overnight and through Friday in the wind prone downslope mountain areas. Otherwise, expect sunshine with a few clouds and warming temperatures.
Highs will move from the 30s Thursday to the upper 40s by Sunday. High temperatures will be in the 50s in much of the area by Tuesday.
There is the potential for some ice jams on area rivers and streams, and precautions should be taken against basement flooding. Expect at least some rural roads to be water covered or muddy.