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Q2 Weather: Wintry weather update

Posted at 6:29 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 08:44:43-04

BILLINGS — A change back to wintry weather happens over the weekend.

Easterly winds will increase across the plains, and snow will start to develop across much of northern Montana. A few showers and flurries are expected for us across Southern Montana and Northern Wyoming.

Expect a cloudy to mostly cloudy Friday with highs mainly in the 30s and some low 40s. Overall, southeast Montana remains quieter all weekend with less snow potential.

Snow and wind will increase in areas to the north and west of Billings Friday, including Harlowton, Judith Gap and Melville where 5 to 10 inches are possible. The best snow making weather is Saturday night through Sunday morning for Billings, with only 1 to 3 inches with areas up to 4 inches expected.

Expect a cold morning Monday, warmer and drier Tuesday, and the potential for more unsettled weather later next week.

Billings forecast:

Friday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with flurries or showers possible. High near 37. East winds increase to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night… A 30% chance of evening snow. About 27 for the low.

Saturday… Area snow showers increasing by evening. Mostly cloudy with a high close to 40.