BILLINGS — Consistently cold- and now we add more snow into the mix.
Very light flurries are expected across much of the area Tuesday night and Wednesday.
By Wednesday night, an upper jet moves moisture over the cold air. This could produce a quick 1 to 2 inches of light snow Wednesday night through Thursday morning with bands of heavier snow possible in the Beartooth mountains and foothills.
Otherwise, the big story will remain the frigid cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chill values. By early Wednesday, most temperatures will be in the teens to low 20s below zero and afternoon readings will stay mainly in the single digits above and below zero.
The coldest air still on track to reach us Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. Expect most of the area to be 15 below to 25 below zero each morning and afternoon readings to stay mainly below zero until Sunday afternoon.
There are some signals of a warm-up early next week. But with significant snow on the ground expect any warm-up to be gradual.
Tuesday night… Occasional flurries. Otherwise cloudy and cold with a low near -10.
Wednesday… A chance of morning snow showers otherwise cloudy and cold with a high of about -4.
Thursday and Friday… Continued very cold with subzero readings. Morning temperatures could drop to the 20s below zero and afternoon highs in the single digits below zero.