From The StormTracker Weather Center

Feb 8, 2013 7:20 AM by Ed McIntosh Q2 Weather Center

Q2 Weather: Weekend outlook is colder with showers

A cool front will move into the area today, and will bring increasing clouds and winds shifting to the north by the afternoon. Highs will be mainly 35-45 degrees. The system will spread snowfall into the western mountains tonight and Saturday, and could bring some showers across the billings area by Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Meantime, a strong storm system moving out of the four corners area on Sunday has the potential to spread accumulating snow over southern and eastern Montana, northern Wyoming, and the western Dakotas. A shift in the track of this system of a hundred miles one way or the other will mean the difference between a few inches of snow, or none at all. It will, however, get colder. Highs by Sunday will be in the 20s and low 30s.

Billings Forecast:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. East northeast wind 9 to 13 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. North northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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