Q2 Weather: Above average conditions early in the week, cooler shift for Christmas

Posted at 4:59 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 18:59:48-05

More relatively benign weather conditions here in what has been a very stable pattern that has set in over the last week or so.

Things have been slightly cooler across the state on Saturday as we have seen predominantly northwesterly winds. A shift in the flow bumps the mercury back up on Sunday and it should hold into Monday.

Things will be breezy on Sunday afternoon and there is a chance for advisory level conditions in the Livingston area.

The is a lot of moisture in the region being pushed our way off the pacific coast, but there is no definite system that will bring a lot of precipitation to the eastern half of the state.

What looks to be setting up over the middle portion of next week is that moisture running into the mountains bringing snowfall west of the divide and slight chances of precipitation about as far east as Billings.

Otherwise we are looking at mostly cloudy skies and temperatures dropping back down to the seasonal range over the holidays.

Celebrate safely and a very Merry Christmas to all from the Q2 weather team!