BILLINGS — Aside from what looks like a roll cloud over the airport, it's turning out to be a pretty decent day in the Billings area early Monday afternoon. We have 50 degrees with a southwest wind at 17 gusting to 25 mph.
Around the rest of the state, it's a little cooler up in the northwest with temps only to the 20s and low 30s. We do see some 30s around the mountains and 40s and 50s back east of the Divide.
Livingston reported 51 degrees, and Billings is still at 50. It's 56 at Jordan and 53 at Cody, Wyoming.
On the threat board, we have a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 a.m. for west-central Montana. We could see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow from Wallace, Idaho all the way to Missoula.
The Doppler radar shows the snow already starting to make its way from Idaho to sliding past Missoula and heading toward Great Falls and Bozeman.
The high-resolution forecast model shows the snow showers continue across much of western Montana Monday, including the Bozeman area by 6 p.m.
It probably won't make it into the Billings area until about Tuesday morning, when we could see a little rain mixing with snow. However, after that, the whole thing drops back down into Wyoming by Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, another shot of snow drops down from Canada but stays generally east of here and produces about 1 to 2 inches of snow from Glasgow to Miles City, on down to Sheridan.
It will be 44 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Monday, then we cool back down to the 30s overnight and stay there through 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
We will top out at 41 degrees on Tuesday, then back down the 37 on Wednesday. Then way up into the 50s just in time for the weekend.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 32 degrees.
TUESDAY: Decreasing clouds and still windy. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 41 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, dry and cooler. West winds 5 to 15 mph high 37 degrees.