Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:30 AM 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.
Billings forecast today partly sunny, with a high near 34. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight Snow showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 17. East northeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 29. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 11. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.