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Q2 Weather: Trending cooler and slightly better chance of snow

Posted at 5:26 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 08:07:52-05

BILLINGS — Despite a cool down, warmer than average temperatures continue this week. And you can still grasp onto a slight chance of snow for Christmas.

Temperatures remain mild through southern Montana and northern Wyoming Monday, with readings in the 40s to low 50s for the afternoon. Expect a mix of clouds and sun with a southwest breeze.

A week disturbance in northern Montana will bring in cooler air starting tonight. Some mountain snow will develop with areas like Cooke City receiving several inches of accumulation. High temperatures for the lower elevations upper 30s to mid-40s Tuesday.

Some scattered light snow is expected Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will favor areas closer to the mountains and in southeast Montana and northern Wyoming closer to the Dakotas.

Billings forecast:

Monday… Mostly to partly sunny with a high around 52. Southwest wind 10 to 20 miles an hour.

Monday night… Mostly cloudy with a low near 30. Light Southwest wind.

Tuesday… Partly cloudy with a variable breeze. Cooler, with a high around 43.

Christmas eve and Christmas day… A 20% chance of snow showers. A low in the upper 20s and a high in the low 40s.