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Q2 Weather: Thanksgiving as easy as pie, but the leftovers Friday are hard to swallow

Serious travel concerns loom
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Posted at 5:41 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 07:42:57-05

BILLINGS — Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming remain fairly quiet for Thanksgiving, but everything breaks loose Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

FORECAST THURSDAY, NOV 29, 2019

Afternoon highs will be in the mid-20s to mid 30s across southern Montana northern Wyoming with a mix of clouds and sunshine Thursday. Winds will generally be light from the North and East, with the exception of stronger winds around the Fort Peck region.

A few snow showers will develop especially from Billings to the West and increase through the afternoon and evening. Accumulations will be light.

Snow starts to move in by early Friday through northern Wyoming and southern Montana. Areas around miles city to the East may not see snow until later on Friday.

Friday: Bands of snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow from Billings to the West. Some isolated areas of freezing drizzle are possible from Forsyth towards the Dakotas causing slick travel conditions. Highs mainly in the 20s.

Saturday: Snow showers continue but will gradually edge out of the area from West to East. Hazardous travel will continue with areas of heavier snow and blowing snow.

Billings forecast:

Thanksgiving… Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Northeast breeze 5 to 15 mph. High around 30.

Thursday night… Mostly cloudy with possible light snow showers. Low of about 19.

Friday… Snow. A high near 25. Areas of blowing snow could develop during the afternoon and evening. Snow estimates are around 3 to 6 inches. Bands of heavier snow possible.