BILLINGS — Temperatures without minus signs were welcome across the region Monday afternoon. Readings were 5 to 25 degrees warmer Monday afternoon compared to Sunday.
Visibility has been poor times in western and central Montana Monday. Easterly winds are holding back a warm-up, with inversions holding cold air close to the surface with warmer air aloft.
Winter Weather Advisories for slick and snowy travel in western Montana and Wind Chill advisories in eastern Montana and the Dakotas are indications winter is still here. Areas of snow and blowing snow will remain in western and central Montana through Wednesday morning. The east stays colder.
Overnight temperatures will range from the teens and singles digits along the Hi-Line and eastern edge of Montana to the 20s elsewhere. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will reach the teens and 20s with a few low 30s. Overnight temperatures will range from the teens and single digits along the Hi-Line and eastern edge of Montana to the 20s elsewhere.
A high-pressure ridge will move in later in the week, creating wind with a warm-up. Highs edge back to the 30s and 40s.
Snow and blowing snow are likely with light accumulations through Wednesday.
Monday night... Cloudy with a low around 6. Light snow overnight.
Tuesday... Cloudy with light snow through the morning, tapering off. High of about 24.
Tuesday night and Wednesday... Cloudy to mostly cloudy with periods of light snow through Wednesday morning. Low close to 12 and a high around 25.