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Q2 Weather: The weather roller coaster rolls on

Sunny and warm, then snowy and cold.
Posted at 5:55 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 08:18:04-04

BILLINGS — All aboard the spring weather roller coaster.

In the wake of a mostly dry cold front, today’s afternoon highs will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Tuesday.

Gusty winds will shift to the east and north, leaving most of south central Montana with light north winds. Portions of northern Wyoming will still be breezy today.

Another gradual warm up arrives Thursday with highs back into the mid to upper 50s.

Friday will be a transition day with mostly dry and warm weather through the evening. By late Friday night, a stronger cold front will move in.

Saturday’s weather picture calls for rain changing to accumulating snow – up to 4 inches locally – with much colder temperatures and gusty north winds.

Flurries will extend into Easter Sunday morning with below freezing highs across the region Sunday afternoon.

The forecast for Billings

Today: Becoming partly cloudy and cooler, north winds 5 to 15 mph and a high of 51.

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool with a low of 30.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer with a high of 56.