Dec 23, 2012 12:05 PM by Q2 WeatherCenter
Cold air will bring the potential for a White Christmas across much of the area. Snow is expected Sunday through Christmas morning. Accumulations will be 2 to 4 inches across the lower elevations, 5 to 10 inches in the Beartooths and Absarokas, and 3 to 6 inches in the Northeast Big Horns. The best time for accumulating snow will be Monday through Monday night. Temperatures will fall into the teens on Monday, and will be in the single digits to lower teens Christmas Day. Snow-packed roads and cold temperatures will make holiday travel hazardous. Have an emergency kit in your vehicle to survive cold temperatures should you become stranded. Cold air will bring the potential for a White Christmas. Periods of snow are expected Sunday through Christmas morning. The best chance for accumulating snow will be on Monday and Monday night. Total snow accumulations from Sunday through Christmas morning will be 2 to 4 inches on the plains west of Miles City to Broadus, 1 to 3 inches over Southeast Montana, from Miles City east and south, and over the Sheridan Wyoming area, 3 to 5 inches in the northeast Big Horns, 6 to 10 inches in the Beartooths and Absarokas, 4 to 6 inches in the Crazys and an inch or less over the Bridger area. It will be cold with temperatures falling into the teens on Monday and the single digits to low teens Christmas Day. Snow-packed and slick roads will be possible for holiday travel. Prepare for the cold by having an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you become stranded.