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Q2 Weather: May have missed a White Christmas by that much

Posted at 5:11 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 08:15:42-05

BILLINGS- I’m dreaming of a white day-after-Christmas.

The weather pattern is changing, becoming more unsettled and colder.  For some of the area, that means snow on Wednesday, or one day too late for a white Christmas.

The good news for Monday is that a disturbance today will shut down the strong winds in the mountain foothills.  Expect more clouds and sun with isolated to scattered rain or snow showers.

For Monday, highs will be mainly in the 30s with a few low 40s. Overnight temperatures will drop mainly to the teens with a few low 20s.

After a lull in the showers overnight through Christmas day, a stronger weather system brings a chance of snow. Current trend show around an inch or so around Billings and less towards the mountains. Higher accumulations around 2 to 4 inches are possible closer to the Dakotas.

Temperatures will drop to the mid to lower 30s on Christmas Day and for Thursday. Current trends keep readings mainly into the 20s for the highs on Thursday and Friday.