BILLINGS — A couple of warmer days are ahead before snow and colder temperatures return.
After light snow showers in the area Thursday, a clearing sky lets temperatures drop to the teens and 20s first thing Friday.
Clouds will decrease through the day Friday, leaving us sunny in the afternoon. High temperatures will be mainly in the 40s the southwesterly wind.
Strong winds will develop once again in the Livingston/Nye area with wind gusts up to around 50 miles an hour Friday and Saturday. Some of the strongest winds could develop Friday night.
Clouds increase a bit but highs will hit the 40s to low 50s Saturday afternoon. By evening, a chance of a few showers develops.
As a trough digs into the region, the chance of snow increases Sunday. Precipitation could start as rain, or even isolated areas of freezing rain, and then switch to all snow. Most of eastern Montana could see 1 to 4 inches in accumulation, with the mountains of central Montana receiving 6 to 12 inches.
Thursday night… Partly cloudy with a low near 25. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday… A mix of clouds and sun with a high around 47. Southwest wind increases 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday… Continued mild with a high in the upper 40s to about 50 but increasing afternoon clouds.
Sunday… Highs in the mid 30s with area snow showers. Otherwise cloudy with overnight temperatures dropping to the teens.