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Q2 Billings Area Weather: A brief shift to cooler days

A few showers and wind come with the cool down
Posted at 5:55 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 08:07:26-05

BILLINGS — December 1 marks the unofficial start of winter. It comes with wind, a chance for light snow, and some cooler temperatures.

Strong winds in the mountain foothills could reach to around 50 mph Tuesday. Across the plains, gusts to 40 mph are anticipated as a low-pressure area drops through.

For Tuesday morning, 1 to 2 inches of snow are possible for area mountains with light showers or flurries possible for the lower elevations of eastern Montana and northern Wyoming. The sky will clear during the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday will be a cooler day with afternoon readings closer to seasonal averages in the 30s to around 40. A warm-up with dry conditions will follow with highs consistently in the upper 40s to mid 50s through the middle of next week.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… A slight chance of a morning flurry or snow shower. Otherwise cloudy early with decreasing clouds in the afternoon. A high around 41 with a Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday night… Partly cloudy with a low near 20. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday… Sunny with a high close to 39. Westerly wind 5 to 15 mph.