BILLNGS — Wednesday is the cool and wet day for the forecast with more rain and snow for the lower elevations, and snow for the higher terrain. High temperatures will be mainly 35 to 45 degrees.
Expect light accumulations for the plains, but the mountain foothills from Columbus, Big Timber to Livingston are on track for 2 to 3 inches, and the Red Lodge foothills on the order of 6 to 8 inches.
Higher elevations of the Beartooths, Absarokas, Crazy and Bighorn mountains could get a foot to 18 inches of new snow.
Precipitation will taper off in the afternoon with a clearing sky Wednesday evening. This will allow temperatures to drop to the teens to mid-20s early Thursday. Highs are held to the 30s and 40s again Thursday.
Expect 50s for highs Friday and Saturday, and we could reach 60 in some places by Sunday.
Wednesday… Periods of morning snow with rain and snow possible for the afternoon. High near 38.
Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a low around 23. A 30% chance of snow.
Thursday and Friday… Partly cloudy with a high in the low 40s Thursday and mid-50s Friday.