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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Wintry system slows arrival

24 hours later than earlier predicted
Posted at 4:53 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 07:58:55-05

BILLINGS — Our wintry weather has slowed down but it's still due to arrive.

For Wednesday and Thursday, above average temperatures remain with the highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s both days. Expect increasing clouds with periods of wind.

Winds in the upper Yellowstone and upper Stillwater River valleys will approach 60 mph through Friday. Breezy conditions will come and go across the Eastern Plains.

Temperatures downshift in the 50s to 60s on Friday and Saturday, with our wintry storm system arriving later than originally expected. Rain showers will switch to snow Saturday night into Sunday.

The best chance of snow will be early Sunday with snow showers in much of the region through the evening. Temperatures will drop to the 20s and 30s heading into early next week with lows mainly in the teens to low 20s.

There have been significant changes in the forecast in the past 24 hours, so check back for updates as the picture becomes clearer.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… A mix of clouds and sunshine with a high near 71. Westerly wind 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday night… Mostly clear with a low around 47. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday… Partly to mostly sunny with a high of about 73. The record for the date is 74. Breezy periods with gusts to 40 mph possible.