From The StormTracker Weather Center

Dec 24, 2012 8:13 AM by Ed McIntosh Q2 Weather Center

Q2 Weather: Let it Snow!

A Pacific system will move over the very cold air in place today bringing periods of light to moderate snowfall to the region through tonight. Temperatures will likely hold steady or drop from morning readings. Lows tonight will be in the single digits above and below zero. Much of the area will see 1 to 4 inches of accumulation. Snow will taper off Christmas morning. Another system will move into the area Wednesday into Thursday with another chance for accumulating snowfall. Temperatures will remain below normal through the week.

Billings Forecast:

Today: Snow. Temperature falling to around 6 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 6 to 13 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Christmas Day: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -15. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 4 by 9pm, then rising to around 9 during the remainder of the night. Wind chill values as low as -5. East southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. East wind around 5 mph.


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