BILLINGS — The first round of mainly light snow ends Thursday. Heavier snow and colder temperatures will follow.
Snow showers will gradually fade through Eastern Montana into the Dakotas through the morning and early afternoon. Travel impacts with low visibility and slick roads will improve somewhat through the day.
High temperatures will be mainly in the 20s with a few low 30s Thursday, with temperatures mainly holding steady or dropping through the afternoon as the sky start to clear. Expect record cold overnight with lows into the single digits in teens early Friday.
Highs are back into mainly the 20s Friday, but clouds increase later in the afternoon snow will move across the area from west to east Friday night through Saturday.
Heavy snow at times will greatly impact travel and plans in the backcountry. Snow will gradually end Saturday with drier conditions to follow.
Record-setting cold will likely impact the area with especially cold temperatures first thing Monday. A modest warm-up is expected toward the middle of next week.
Thursday… Light snow during the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. A high near 27, with temperatures holding steady or dropping through the afternoon and evening.
Thursday night… Mostly cloudy with a low near 12.
Friday… Mostly cloudy with a high of about 28, but the wind chill values with is even a light breeze will feel close to zero. Snow returns during the late afternoon and evening.