BILLINGS — Cooler and unsettled weather hangs around for a couple of days.
Periods of rain showers for the lower elevations and snow in the higher terrain will highlight the weather Thursday and Friday. High temperatures will be in the neighborhood of seasonal averages with highs in the 50s to low 60s and low in the 30s to low 40s.
There is the potential for a few weak thunderstorms in the early afternoon and evening hours the next two days. These storms could produce pockets of heavier rainfall and some small hail.
Above 7000 feet, snow could add up to 5 to 10 inches in some places through early Saturday.
Drier and warmer conditions return for the weekend. If the current pattern holds, we could see the warmest temperatures so far this year by the middle of next week.
Thursday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with scattered showers becoming for frequent in the afternoon. High of about 59. Light west wind.
Thursday night… Showers and a possible evening thunderstorm. Otherwise cloudy to mostly cloudy with a low around 41.
Friday… A chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny with a high near 62.