It is a beautiful blue-sky Tuesday afternoon in Billings. Even the temperatures are pretty comfortable at 44 degrees. Our winds are out of the southwest at 15 mph.
Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly into the 30s and 40s everywhere we look, with most of the 30s out in the west.
We do see 31 at Glasgow and 27 degrees at Williston, North Dakota. Everywhere else we see 40s.
On the threat board, we have a Winter Weather Advisory for much of western Montana for 1 to 3 inches of snow beginning Tuesday night and lasting through most of Wednesday morning.
Farther to the east, we have a High Wind Warning on the Rocky Mountain front, which sticks around until Wednesday afternoon for 60 to 75 mile-per-hour winds.
And we have a Wind Advisory for the Beartooth foothills from Tuesday afternoon. on through 5 p.m. on Wednesday for 50 to 60 mile-per-hour winds.
Right now, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a few high clouds rolling into northwestern Montana.
The surface map shows your next system moving into the state. We will probably see some scattered snow showers moving into the Northwest Wednesday morning.
Wednesday afternoon, that cold front will push into the Billings area and bring us a chance for snow showers that night. On Thanksgiving, that whole system moves out of here and we see partly sunny skies again.
It will be 36 degrees at 6 p.m. Tuesday, then we cool back down into to the 30s overnight back up to 43 degrees by 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
We will top out at 47 degrees on Wednesday, back down the 42 degrees on Thanksgiving Day, up to 51 degrees on Saturday and then back to the 40s Sunday and Monday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 30 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain showers late in the afternoon and a chance of snow overnight. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 47 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 42 degrees.