BILLINGS — Good morning!
We can expect a rather pleasant Wednesday as temperatures stay above average in the 40s and maybe even some 50s in spots along the Hi-Line. Conditions will be breezy under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
A cold front coming out of the Pacific will start to move clouds into the area this evening with snow in the higher elevations off to the west. The front slides through the state on Thursday, giving Billings a chance of rain in the afternoon then transitioning to snow heading into the evening and the overnight.
So how much snow are we going to get? Honestly, the jury still out on that, but models seem to indicate areas east of a line from Miles City down the Fort Smith will have a better chance of seeing maybe 1- 2” of snowfall. Areas west of that line look to get less than an inch. In fact, some areas, like Billings, could receive only trace amounts.
Once the front passes through, conditions improve as we head into the weekend. Unlike the last cold front, this one will cool down daytime temperatures to near seasonal on Friday and Saturday and maybe even Sunday with highs in the 30s. Overnight lows, although cooler, should stay several degrees above average.