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Q2 Weather: Cold and snow Tuesday turns to warmer and drier to follow

Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 08:07:23-05

Bands of light snow will persist Tuesday, but focus mainly on areas from Billings eastward.

An inch or less of snow is expected in most areas with bands of heavier snow. Showers will ease through the afternoon.

A cold front that dropped into the area starting Monday evening may not make it to the mountain foothills west of Billings, so temperatures will reach the teens and 20s there.

Areas east of Billings could see the warmest readings in the morning only reaching the teens Tuesday. Expect temperatures around Billings to hold steady or drop through the afternoon.

Cold overnight temperatures will drop to mainly single digits with subzero readings in northeast Montana.

Wednesday remains chilly despite sunshine with highs reaching the teens and 20s. Warmer and drier weather will follow with highs in the 40s by Thursday and Friday.

Expect some wind to come with the warmer readings, but it will be generally clear and pleasant. The current trend is a return to colder and more unsettled weather early next week.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday: Light Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. East wind 5 to 810 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 27. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.