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Q2 Weather: Waiting on midweek snow, cold, and wind

Pretty pleasant until then
Posted at 6:03 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 08:10:04-04

BILLINGS — Counting down to the cold, snow, and wind.

Monday and Tuesday will remain warm, with highs mainly in the 60s to low 70s. Expect dry conditions but winds increasing down the east mountain slopes with gusts to around 50 to 60 mph by Monday night.

A strong cold front moves through the area late Tuesday afternoon bringing the coldest temperatures so far this season. Rain will switch to snow Tuesday night through early Wednesday.

Snow accumulations will be significant, especially from Billings to the west. Wind will blow this wet and heavy snow, weighing down tree limbs and causing possible power outages.

Slick and slushy roads are possible early Wednesday. Snow will wind down late Wednesday through Thursday, but will be followed by near record cold temperatures with lows dropping to the teens.

Details will become clearer as the storm system approaches, so check back for details.

Billings forecast:

Monday… Mostly sunny with a high near 70. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday night… Increasing clouds with a low of about 48.

Tuesday… A mix of clouds and sun with a high around 71. Winds increase during the afternoon and evening to 15 to 25 mph. Expect rain switching to snow Tuesday night.