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Might Not Be A 'White Christmas'

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Posted at 6:35 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 20:35:17-05

BILLINGS — Full Forecast

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Through Sunday for central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as parts of northern WY. Winds gusting between 35 – 55 MPH. Use caution while driving.

Winter Weather Advisory till 6am Monday for Yellowstone National Park. 3 to 6 inches of snow in the higher elevations. Winds gusting up to 45 mph.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect till 9am Sunday for parts of Western MT (West Glacier Region) for elevations above 4,000 feet. 4 to 6 inches of snow and winds gusting up to 50 mph. Travel could become an issue. Please use caution.

High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5pm Sunday for areas around Great Falls, Helena and Lewistown. Westerly winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. Travel could be dangerous especially if you are driving a high profile vehicle.

Tonight:

Winds will be lighter overnight. Cool and partly cloudy with temps in the 30’s

Tomorrow (Sunday):

Winds will pick back up. Areas of the Western Foothills could see winds gusting up to 80 MPH. Please use caution if you are driving, especially with a large truck or trailer.

Temps will climb into the high 40’s and even low to mid 50’s in parts of the region. Temps back into the 30’s tomorrow night.

Monday - Saturday:

Periods of snow showers are possible over the Beartooth/Absaroka mountains through Monday night. A few inches are possible, especially on the western facing slopes. In and around Billings there may be light snow, but little to no accumulation is expected.

Tuesday, will be windy again as a front moves through. Might bring some snow and a chance for accumulation. Though the system should pass within a few hours and most if any accumulation will probably take place along the MT/WY boarder.

The rest of the week will be largely cool and clear with temperatures at or above average.

Christmas Day on Friday is looking to be mid-40's and partly cloudy.