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Q2 Weather: Winter Storm Watches are posted

Sunny and warm, then cold and snowy.
Posted at 5:59 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 07:59:28-04

BILLINGS — Watching for a winter storm.

Across the region, Thursday will be mostly sunny and a bit warmer than Wednesday with light winds.

Afternoon highs today will top out in the upper 40s in the north and the mid to upper 50s in south central and southeast Montana and northern Wyoming.

Friday afternoon highs will take another 10 degree jump at most locations ahead of an advancing cold front arriving late Friday evening.

Winter Storm Watches have been posted for much of Montana and northeast Wyoming - from north to south - for Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Snow accumulations in the watch areas will range from 4 to 10 inches in the lower elevations, and up to 18 inches in the mountains.

Rain showers will develop in and around Billings on Friday night, changing to accumulating snow by Saturday morning.

Local forecasts will continue to update as the storm approaches south central and southeast Montana and northern Wyoming.

Be sure to monitor changes and developments of this storm system with Q2’s Stormtracker Weather and your Q2 Weather App.

The forecast for Billings

Today: Sunny and warmer with east winds 5 to 15 mph and a high of 56.

Tonight: Mostly clear and mild with a low of 37.

Friday: Increasing clouds and warmer with northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and a high of 65.