BILLINGS — Arctic air will begin to lose its grip today allowing for our temperatures to get into the teens, the first time we’ve been above zero in about a week. As the week progresses, that frigid air mass pushes farther east allowing us to warm up gradually every day. By the end of the week, we could finally slide above the freezing mark. Nighttime lows will also warm up getting into the teens by mid-week.
Blowing snow from wind gusts up to 40 mph could reduce visibility today, especially along the western foothills from Livingston to Big Timber to Harlowton. Roads are slick as well, so use caution while commuting this morning.
A trough out of the west will bring the possibility for snow tonight into tomorrow. Areas from Harlowton to Billings to Sheridan could pick up an inch or two of new snow. Another quick system could push through Friday into a Saturday delivering another chance for light snow.
A projected tightening pressure gradient could deliver blowing snow from Livingston down into the Beartooth/Absaroka region Thursday into Thursday night. This threat could also shift farther east into Billings Friday night into Saturday.