BILLINGS — First snow showers, then some wind on the way to a warm-up.
A cold front sinking from north to south across the region Friday night through Saturday morning will push snow into the mountains and foothills with scattered light snow across the plains. The higher elevations could receive up to 10 inches, with the mountain foothills generally 1 to 4 inches.
Rain showers switching to snow are possible for the lower elevations through the evening with periods of light snow off and on through Saturday for southern Montana and northern Wyoming. Cloudy to mostly cloudy overnight with lows into the teens to mid 20s.
Saturday will be cooler than Friday with snow showers decreasing through the day. High temperatures will be into the mid-20s to mid 30s.
Sunday starts in the teens and 20s but warms to the upper 30s to low 40s with a boost from increasing winds down the east mountain slopes. Gusts around Billings could be up to 40 miles an hour Sunday and Monday with stronger gusts of 50+ miles per hour around the Livingston/Nye area.
Temperatures will progressively warm from around 40 for a high on Sunday to 55 to 60 degrees by Friday. Mainly dry conditions through the period.
Friday night… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers increasing late in the evening and overnight. A low near 24.
Saturday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with a chance of mainly morning showers decreasing in the afternoon. A high of about 33.
Sunday and Monday… Increasing winds to 15 to 25 miles an hour with gusts to around 40. Sunday starts in the teens and warms to around 40. Monday starts in the 20s and warms up to 45-50°.