BILLINGS — A shift in the weather pattern goes from wind to a little more wintry.
As winds ease up through the evening hours of Wednesday, clouds will increase through Thursday morning. Overnight temperatures will be mainly into the mid teens to mid 20s.
Compared to Wednesday, Thursday afternoon high temperatures will run about 15 to 20 degrees colder, and push readings closer to average for this time of the year. Expect highs mainly in the 30s.
Thursday night through Friday, scattered areas of snow will favor areas from Billings toward the west. Overall accumulations will be light, ranging from 1 to 3 inches. Warm roadways could cause melting and refreezing creating slick spots.
There is another chance of isolated to scattered snow showers Friday night into Saturday. Otherwise, mainly dry conditions are expected to the lower elevations through the middle of the week.
High temperatures will stay mainly in the mid-20s to the mid-30s from Friday through the middle of next week and overnight temperatures will stay mainly in single digits and teens. There is a chance of isolated showers Friday night into Saturday, otherwise mainly dry conditions.
Wednesday night… Increasing clouds with a low of about 25. Winds decreasing through the evening.
Thursday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with a light wind. Cooler with a high close to 35.
Thursday night and Friday… Periods of light snow showers possible otherwise cloudy to mostly cloudy. Low near 21 Friday morning, reaching about 32 in the afternoon.