BILLINGS — Ahead: Some ups and downs in the temperatures in the Billings area and the chance of snow.
After periods of light snow through the day favoring areas from around Yellowstone County and Big Horn County to the west, we will get a lull in the snow Tuesday evening. Expect the cloudy to mostly cloudy evening.
More light snow will develop Wednesday, with most accumulations an inch or less in most places. Bands of heavier snow are possible, especially south of a line from Livingston to Billings.
Most of the temperatures in southern Montana and northern Wyoming will be into the single digits and teens early Wednesday and most of the highs in the upper teens to upper 20s by Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday morning will be especially chilly with readings in the single digits above and below zero. After highs again hit the 20s on Thursday, expect about a 10-degree jump Friday to mainly the 30s.
With the increase in temperatures comes an increase in winds. Expect stronger winds in the usual Livingston / Nye / Harlowton / Big Timber areas with gusts to around 40 to 50 mph through early next week.
Temperatures peak early next week with the 40s for the highs and 20s to low 30s for the lows.
Tuesday night… Cloudy with a low around 15. A chance of overnight light snow.
Wednesday… Scattered light snow in the morning and mostly cloudy in the afternoon. A high near 25.
Wednesday night and Thursday… Temperatures drop to the single digits early Thursday and warm to the mid to upper 20s Thursday afternoon. Isolated morning snow showers but mostly sunny later in the day.