BILLINGS – It is not too often just reaching the freezing mark is reason for celebration in March. This year, it is.
Today will be the first day much of the area has reached the 30s since February 23. With a mix of clouds and sunshine, expect readings to be as cool as the 20s in Eastern Montana, and a few low 40s are possible in the mountain foothills of Montana and northern Wyoming.
The day will be breezy around Livingston and the surrounding region. A few stray snow showers are possible for the mountains and foothills west of Billings.
Temperatures early Friday will be into the single digits in northeastern Montana, and mainly the teens through southern Montana and northern Wyoming. Expect clouds to increase.
For Friday, highs will be mainly 25-35 with an increasing chance of snow by the afternoon and evening.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Southeast Montana and Sheridan County, Wyoming for late Friday through Saturday. Six to 10 inches of snow is possible here, with 3 to 5 inches of snow possible in the rest of southern Montana and portions of northern Wyoming. This includes Billings.
The extended seven day Billings forecast keeps highs mainly in the 30s and lows in the teens. Conditions look drier after the Friday/Saturday snowfall.