Q2 Weather: Switching from breezy and warm to cool and snowy

Posted at 5:12 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 07:53:07-05

BILLINGS – We shift from warm and dry to cool with snow showers through the long weekend.

Expect a sunny to mostly sunny afternoon with warmer than average temperatures.  Highs will be mainly in the upper 40s to upper 50s for the warmest day of the week overall.

The wind will be gusty at times from Livingston to Billings, but lighter in the eastern plains.

Clouds will increase on Thanksgiving day from west to east.  Look for scattered rain and snow showers in the higher elevations by Thursday night.

A more organized weather system brings the potential for wind, rain, and snow by Friday evening.  This will produce 4 to 8 inches of snow in the mountain foothills, and up to a foot in the higher peaks.

Billings could see 1 to 4 inches of snow Friday night through Saturday.  Colder temperatures with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens will follow through early next week.