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Jan 27, 2015 7:27 AM

Q2 Weather: Record warmth for one more day

This could easily be the third day in a row that the Billings area sets a record high temperature for the date. Sixty degrees would tie the record for Jan. 27 in Billings. Record highs were set again Monday in Billings, Livingston, Miles City, and Sheridan, Wyo. Records were also set for warm overnight lows in most of these locations. A generally sunny day today, with the bit of a southwest wind. But as a ridge of high pressure remains over the Western US, temperatures again will warm to the 50s to mid 60s. The ridge will start to shift a little more easterly by this evening and overnight. An upper-level trough will move mainly south of us through northern Wyoming, but increase evening clouds. A few stray showers will develop into the high elevations overnight, with 2 to 4 inches of snow possible with an occasional accumulation the 6 inches within reach. Lows in the lower elevations will drop to the 30s to around 40 degrees in Billings. The trend will be toward cooler temperatures over the next several days. Chance of showers will develop by Saturday and Sunday when highs cool to the 30s and lows will drop to the teens and low 20s. Billings forecast: Today... Sunny, warm, and dry. A Southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph. A high near 63. Tonight... Mostly cloudy with Southwest wind continuing. A low at about 43. Wednesday... Mostly to partly cloudy. A bit breezy with a West wind 15 to 25 mph. Around 54 for a high temperature.

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