Q2 Weather: Warm to wet and heavy snow the next few days

Posted at 5:53 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 07:54:16-04

BILLINGS – Tuesday’s question: How high is the temperature? The question by Friday: How deep is the snow?

Areas of patchy fog Tuesday will turn into a mix of clouds and sun for the afternoon. High temperatures will be mainly in the 60s, and a low 70 is certainly possible.

Winds will increase around the Livingston area tonight heading into tomorrow. As a cold front moves through the area Tuesday night through Wednesday, afternoon temperatures will drop about 10 degrees.

Cold air and moisture stream over the area Wednesday night through Friday morning. Snow could be heavy at times, especially over the mountains and higher hills Thursday through early Friday.

The mountains could receive 1 to 2 feet of snow, with up to a foot in the mountain foothills. Areas around Billings could receive 2 to 5 inches of wet heavy snow, with 6 to 8 inches not out of the question possible in some of the higher hills.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… Mostly sunny with a high of about 68. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night… Mostly cloudy with a low around 34.

Wednesday… Mostly cloudy with a high near 58. Rain and snow showers move in late in the day.