Cooler temperatures Wednesday, warmer by weekend

2014-04-15T06:47:00Z 2014-04-16T06:15:09Z Cooler temperatures Wednesday, warmer by weekendBy CHRIS CIOFFI ccioffi@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Cold, raw weather will be headed toward Billings Tuesday night, but should move out of the area by the weekend. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, warning that winds above 50 mph are likely in the Livingston and Nye areas Tuesday.

Wednesday, the warning reads, below average temperatures will enter the area, causing precipitation to turn to snow in the foothills and mountains.  

According to the warning, temperatures will begin to increase Thursday. By the weekend, residents can expect temperatures with highs nearing the 70s. 

Showers are possible after noon, Tuesday in Billings. Skies will be partly sunny with highs near 58. Winds from the west will blow 20 to 23 mph.

Rain could turn to snow midnight Tuesday as lows near 33, though accumulation will not amount to more than half an inch. Winds could increase near 21 to 28 mph. 

Wednesday morning will be snowy but will become rainy after noon, as highs reach 42. Winds will diminish to between 10 and 16 mph. 

Lows will dip down near 28, Wednesday night, as snow returns to the area. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Accumulation of less than half an inch is possible. 

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