Expect wet, windy weather for the north valley's Monday

The main forecast concerns over the next few days will be winds and resulting fire weather concerns. Warmer weather moves in for Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s. Windy, with a south southwest wind 8 to 18 miles per hour increasing to 20 to 30 miles per hour in the afternoon. Under abundant sunshine and west-southwest winds, highs will climb into the middle and upper 60s for us today.

"In addition to the strong winds, heavy rains produced rain totals right in line with earlier forecasts of 1-3". Winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Right now, looks like sunny and spring-like temperatures will continue into next weekend, with rain by late Sunday. Winds could gust as high as 37 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Wet and windy with strong to gale force southerly winds and severe gusts. Winds could gust as high as 34 miles per hour.

Tuesday is expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-70s. This morning we are still tapping into cloud cover and a northwest wind behind the low. Friday night will be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Rain and snow showers develop tonight, with some light accumulations possible in Big Horn County, Montana (Hardin) and Sheridan County, Wyoming (Sheridan) by Tuesday morning. Eventually, snow showers will come to an end and clouds will be on the decrease. Expect a warmer Wednesday and Thursday and another cool-down for Friday and the weekend. The low tomorrow night is 43 degrees.

  • Leroy Wright