BILLINGS — A pleasant Tuesday leads us right into a colder and snowy Wednesday.
Warm air is moving into the region and afternoon highs are expected the at the 40s to low 50s across southern Montana and northern Wyoming. Expect a mix of clouds and sun and little breezy down the east mountain slopes.
Cold air that lingers in northeastern Montana will surge back into the area late Tuesday bringing a round of rain showers switching to snow. For the lower elevations, much of the region will pick up 1 to 3 inches of accumulation.
Overnight temperatures will drop down into the teens and low 20s with afternoon highs only in the 20s to low 30s Wednesday. The best snow making weather will be late Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Thursday we transition back to warmer and drier conditions for the highs in the mid to lower 40s. Warmer and drier Friday and Saturday morning with highs back to the upper 40s and low 50s.
Another round of colder in snowy weather is expected Saturday night through Sunday.
Tuesday… Mostly to partly sunny with a high near 51. Westerly wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night… Rain and snow showers moving into the area by late evening, switching to light snow overnight. A low of about 22. Travel concerns could develop.
Wednesday… Mainly morning snow with a high of about 26. Expect only light accumulations, but some slick conditions could develop.