Windy and rainy days ahead

2014-04-27T08:58:00Z 2014-04-28T07:06:08Z Windy and rainy days aheadBy CHRIS CIOFFI ccioffi@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Gusty, cool and rainy weather will be what Billings residents can expect as a slow-moving storm hovers over the region for the next several days. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, warning that storms currently impacting the Midwest region will also affect Montana.

The heaviest rain will be east of Miles City and Broadus, but will extend all the way to the Big Horn Mountains, the warning said. Residents in the area can expect up to 2 inches of rain, and possibly several inches of snow before the storm relents. 

In Billings, the NWS expects a 50 percent chance of showers Sunday. Skies will be cloudy, as temperatures reach 55. Winds from the northwest at 23 to 26 mph are likely. 

By evening, the chance of showers will diminish to 20 percent. Skies will be mostly cloudy and temperatures will fall to 37. Wind speeds will drop to between 14 and 21 mph.

A windy day is expected Monday, as winds gust up to 40 mph and sustained speeds reach 25 to 29 mph.  A slight chance of showers will continue as skies remain mostly cloudy and highs climb to the mid 50s.

Monday night, showers are possible as skies remain mostly cloudy and temperatures fall to 34. Winds will be blowing from the west at 18 to 24 mph.

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