BILLINGS — Along with the bitter cold temperatures, expect light snow coming to the Billings area.
Snow will start from Billings to the west during the evening hours Wednesday spreading eastward overnight. Accumulations will be light, generally measuring an inch or two closer to the mountains.
Frigid cold temperatures overnight with most readings in the teens below zero and some 20s below zero early Thursday. Wind chill values will run -30° to -40° early in the day and stay in the -20 to -30° range through Thursday.
The coldest mornings will likely be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with readings 15 to 25 below zero with additional wind chill values. Through Wednesday, Billings has seen four days in a row with temperatures not edging above zero, and that string will likely continue until Sunday or Monday.
The best snow-making weather is Wednesday night through Friday morning. The coldest temperatures are through Sunday. Expect a general warm-up early next week, with highs in the 20s to low 30s by Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday night… Cloudy with light snow. A low near -12. Wind chill values as cold as -35.
Thursday… Cloudy and cold would light snow showers likely. A high of about -9.
Friday and Saturday… Temperatures as cold as -15 to -25 in the morning and staying in the single digits below zero in the afternoon. Snow showers and early Friday and mostly cloudy to follow.