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Q2 Weather: Still on track for cold and snow before Easter in Billings

Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 20:26:21-04

BILLINGS — The wind will taper off across the eastern plains of Montana through Wednesday evening as the sun sets. Temperatures will slip to cool morning lows in the 20s in most places with a mostly clear sky.

Generally sunny Thursday with high temperatures in the 40s east of Billings to the 50s and low 60s from Billings to the west and south. Some mountain wind will develop near Livingston, keeping temperatures in the 30s early Friday.

Friday warms to the upper 50s to mid-60s. But by late afternoon and evening, clouds increase, and the chance of rain increases throughout the evening.

Expect a very sharp drop in temperatures Saturday, with wind and accumulating snow. The north facing mountain slopes could pick up a foot of wet snow, with several inches possible from Billings to the west through Easter Sunday morning.

The eastern plains have rain and snow potential and widespread travel hazards are anticipated Easter morning. Cold temperatures persist well into next week.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday night… Partly cloudy. Low about 30.

Thursday and Friday… Continued warming with 50s for Friday afternoon and low to mid 60s Friday. Much colder and wetter weather for the weekend.