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Q2 Billings Area Weather: A chance of showers Thursday with mountain snow

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 19:06:01-05

BILLINGS — Our best chance of rain and snow for the time being is Thursday.

A quick moving cold front early Tuesday brought around showers followed by strong winds through the afternoon and evening. Winds will taper off across the plains Tuesday evening but remain brisk closer to the mountain foothills.

Livingston/Big Timber areas could continue to see wind gusts of 55 mph or stronger Wednesday. Otherwise, expect dry and warm conditions with readings in the mid-40s widespread Wednesday afternoon.

By late Wednesday, snow could develop in the Red Lodge foothills and mountains. For the lower elevations, snowfall amounts will be around an inch or less but could affect travel on Thursday with slick roads.

Temperature slip a little for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With highs mainly in the 30s to around 40 and overnight temperatures stay mainly in the upper teens to mid 20s with generally dry conditions.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday night… Mostly clear with a low near 26. Southwest wind 15 to 25 miles an hour through the evening.

Wednesday… Mostly sunny with a high near 47. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday… Morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s with an afternoon high near 42. A chance of morning snow showers or a rain-snow mix through the rest of the day. Otherwise cloudy to mostly cloudy.