BILLINGS – Once the wind clears out, colder, snowy weather settles in.
Rain showers wrapped up early Sunday morning in Billings, just in time for gusty winds to move in.
As of mid afternoon Sunday, the Billings area saw gusts up to 57 mph.
Most of the state’s storm-related advisories and warnings – including the High Wind Warning for the Billings area – will wrap up late tonight. But colder air and lower elevation snow showers are expected to move in Monday evening with accumulations likely through Tuesday.
Daytime highs – normally in the low 60s this time of year – will fall into the upper 30s and low 40s with overnight lows dropping to below freezing.
In addition to worsening travel conditions Monday evening through Wednesday morning, young livestock, agriculture and spring vegetation are at risk from exposure to cold and potential snow accumulations.
The forecast for Billings
Tonight: Cloudy, a 30% chance of snow showers, northwest winds 15 to 30 mph gusting to 45 mph before midnight and a low of 26.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and cold, northeast winds 5 to 15 mph and a high of 39.
Monday night: Cold with a 60% chance of snow and a low of 29.
Tuesday: Colder with a 70% chance of snow, 2 to 3 inches accumulation possible, and a high of 38.