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Q2 Weather: A contrast in conditions depending on where you are

Posted at 5:21 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 07:52:49-05

BILLINGS – Warmer and windy conditions west of Billings Friday, and colder with snow exiting to the east.

Light snow will continue, especially in areas from Billings to the east and decrease through Friday afternoon. Areas of snow and freezing drizzle for the morning will cause slick roads and sidewalks.

Snow accumulations will be generally light Friday, but impacts could be big with poor visibility and slick travel.

High temperatures will be tricky Friday. Gusty winds down the East mountain slopes around Livingston will help push temperatures well into the 30s, but Eastern Montana with clouds and snow showers will stay in the teens and 20s.

A high-pressure ridge will build in over the area Saturday with a few mountain snow showers. Winds down the East slopes of the Rockies will cause gusty winds around Livingston, Nye, Big Timber and Harlowton. Expect Billings to be breezy.

High temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Rain and snow showers look to redevelop late Sunday into Monday with scattered showers continuing off and on next week.