BILLINGS — It's Turkey Tuesday in Billings, where we at Q2 are accepting cash and food donations for the Billings Food Bank, for the less fortunate this holiday season.
It has turned out to be a good day to accept donations outside. It’s 46 degrees early Tuesday afternoon, and the wind is out of the west at 16 mph, which makes it feel like 39 degrees outside.
Around the rest of the state, the temperatures are mostly into the 30s and 40s, although Livingston is at 50 degrees in the early afternoon.
We do have a Winter Weather Advisory for north-central Montana beginning at 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday.
We could see 1 to 3 inches of snow in the plains and 3 to 6 inches of snow in the higher elevations.
Right now, the Doppler radar does show a line of rain and snow showers making its way to central Montana, heading right for Billings. This was anticipated as seen on our high-resolution forecast model.
Those showers are forecast to stick around at least through 6 p.m. Tuesday and probably stick around until Wednesday morning.
Eventually those showers will move on and Billings will start to dry up, Wednesday evening and most of Thursday.
Our temperatures will continue to get up into the 40s next hour than roll back down to the 30s in the morning and back to 44 degrees about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Eventually our high temperatures for the day will work their way into the 50s on Thursday and stick around for Friday through Monday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and warmer. A 50% chance for rain early in the evening and then again overnight. Rain could be mixing with snow overnight. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 33 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and not as breezy. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 47 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 50 degrees.