Calling it a warming trend may be an overstatement, but subzero temperatures will be replaced by highs in the teens in the Billings region on Thanksgiving Day.
But strong west winds, gusting up to 55 mph, will drive wind chills even lower, according to the National Weather Service. Blowing and drifting snow will make driving hazardous, especially in the Livingston to Big Timber area. Highway 191 from Big Timber to Harlowton will also be subject to blowing and drifting snow.
In Billings, the forecast calls for increasing clouds, with a high near 20. Wind chill values will go as low as minus 20. Southwest winds will blow around 26 mph.
On Thursday night, there will be more blowing snow. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 11 in Billings. Wind chill values will go as low as minus 10. West southwest winds will blow around 22 mph.
It will be partly sunny on Friday, with a high near 31. Wind chill values could go as low as minus 10. West southwest winds will blow between 23 and 25 mph.
It will be partly cloudy on Thursday night, with a low around 18. Southwest winds will blow between 16 and 20 mph.