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Q2 Weather: More cold and snow

Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 09:42:57-04

Brace yourself. Another shot of winter weather moves in Wednesday night.

Before the cold air returns, Wednesday will see temperatures move up into the mid to lower 40s in most areas with the warmest locations in the mountain foothills. A few scattered showers will develop through the day and increase by the afternoon.

A strong polar front moves into the area Wednesday night. Snow showers will develop, and scatter across the area through the day on Thursday. Highs will be mainly in the 20s to mid 30s Thursday afternoon.

Overall snow accumulations will be light Thursday, and mainly in the grassy areas.

As a cold air from the North collides with the moisture from the West, the chance of snow will increase through the day on Thursday and into Thursday night. Accumulations will be greatest closer the mountain foothills and lighter across the Eastern plains.

A chilly day will follow on Friday, with a highs mainly in the 20s as snow showers end.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday: Cloudy to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers switching to a rain snow mix later in the day. A high near 43.

Wednesday night: A chance of rain and snow showers during the evening, then light snow likely overnight. A low of about 15.

Thursday: Snow likely with light accumulations. Colder with a high of about 31.