Q2 Weather: Colder and leaning toward snow by the end of the week

Posted at 4:57 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 07:50:18-05

BILLINGS – Wintry weather returns by Thursday and Friday, with colder temperatures and a decent chance of snow.

A few more days of mild and dry weather for the lower elevations are ahead. Expect sunny to mostly sunny days, with mild overnights. Highs will be mainly in the 40s and lows mainly in the 20s for the lower elevations.

Temperatures will gradually decrease through Wednesday, with a big drop in the readings Thursday and Friday. Some mountain snow will develop on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A surge of Canadian cold air combines with a series of disturbances coming in from the Pacific. High temperatures will drop mainly to the 20s Thursday and Friday, and the moisture overrunning the colder air will create areas of snow.

There are still questions about the intensity and path of the snow, but Thursday night into Friday appears to be the best snow-making weather in the area.

Check back for more details as the picture becomes clearer.