BILLINGS — More wintry weather means more snow, especially in the mountains, and no warm up in the short term.
Temperatures could struggle a bit today, but gusty winds in the Livingston/Big Timber/Harlowton areas will aid with a warm up in the plains. Highs will be slightly below average in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Gusts in the foothills of 45-60 mph will decrease through the evening as clouds increase. Snow will start in the mountains Wednesday and move across the plains Wednesday night through Thursday.
Snow is most likely west of a line from around Sheridan, Wyoming north to Billings and Roundup. The best snow making weather is Thursday through early Friday.
The mountains are on track for 1 to 2 feet of new snow. Billings is on the fringe of the snow line, but best estimates as of now are 2 to 4 inches. A slight wobble could mean as much 6 inches or as little as a dusting.
Looking ahead to next week, brace for colder temperatures.
Wednesday... Mostly cloudy with a high near 33. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday night... Breezy in the evening with a 40% chance of overnight light snow. Low of about 24.
Thursday... Snow possible through the day with rain/snow showers possible by the afternoon. High around 37.