BILLINGS — Good morning!
The warmer air will continue to filter in today courtesy of southwest and increasing mid-level downslope flow. This will also lead to dry conditions through Friday.
A split trough is forecast to slide across the Rockies tomorrow, generating energy that could trigger rain/flurries Friday night into Saturday morning if enough moisture is present. Light accumulation is expected.
Mountain regions should see a steady stream of moisture, so expect several inches of new snow for west and southwest facing slopes.
High pressure will take over late Saturday into Tuesday, so a return to drier/breezy conditions will be in order while daytime highs stay milder than normal through Tuesday. Winds shouldn’t be strong during this stretch, although it could get gusty around the Livingston area at times.
Confidence is growing that much colder air will jet into the area causing temperatures to drop by mid-week. Plus, models are indicating an increased chance for snow with a better shot at accumulation. Too early to say for sure how much, but models are suggesting upwards of 4". Will be watching this closely over the next few days.