BILLINGS – One more day of sunshine before a little taste of winter returns.
High temperatures Tuesday return to the mid-to-lower 40s, with upper 30s and the Eastern Plains. It will be another sunny day.
Wind gusts of over 55 mph in the Livingston/Nye area early will decrease Tuesday afternoon.
Our next weather system drops in Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning from the northwest. By Tuesday evening, snow showers will start to develop west of Billings.
High temperatures will be mainly in the 30s Wednesday, with snow in much of the area. Most of the region, including Billings, will see 1 to 3 inches of accumulation.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for southeast Montana and portions of northern Wyoming. A combination of heavy snow and blowing snow will cause travel concerns.
Indications are that heavier snow or blowing snow could develop in the Beartooth Mountain foothills around Red Lodge.
High pressure will build in later in the week, bringing the showers quickly to an end. Highs Thursday will hold into the 30s, with warmer temperatures to follow. By early next week, some places could reach the low 50s.