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Q2 Weather: Eastern Montana catches a break for now

Serious travel concerns by Friday
Posted at 6:05 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 08:13:27-05

BILLINGS — The serious weather impacts come later in the week.

Overall, fairly quiet to southern Montana northern Wyoming on Wednesday with a highs mainly in the upper 20s to upper 30s. Expect a mix of clouds and sun a few mountain snow showers.

Overnight temperatures will be mainly into the teens to around 20 and partly to mostly cloudy. Winds will become stronger in the mountain foothills Wednesday night heading into Thursday.

Snow will start to move in the mountain foothills on Thanksgiving, but the plains remain fairly quiet. There will be wind Wednesday and Thursday in northeastern Montana and the Fort Peck region.

The chance of snow really starts to pick up late Thursday and Friday and continues into Saturday. The focus continues to be for heavier snow in areas east of Billings towards the Dakotas with widespread blowing snow.

There is at least some potential for freezing rain in northeastern Montana on Friday.

If you are traveling, winter weather will be moving into central and western Montana on Wednesday.

The timing and intensity of the storm continue to be a challenge to forecast. Please keep checking back for updates and check conditions before you travel.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy with a high of about 34. East wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday night… Clouds increase with a low of around 20.

Thanksgiving… Mostly cloudy with a high of about 31. Light snow is possible especially later in the day.

Friday… Snow is very likely and increasing through Friday night.