Cold and Snow This Week
A couple of weak pacific disturbances will bring isolated snow showers across the region today and tonight, but the big concern in the short term is wind. Monday’s temperatures will be typical for early January, with highs in the 30s. Strong gusty southwest winds will increase along the Front Range this afternoon and will continue through Wednesday. Gusts around Livingston and in the foothills could reach 60 mph. For Billings, the wind will be strongest tonight and Tuesday, with gusts to 45 mph possible. This wind, and some cloud cover, will hold lows up to the 20s and 30s tonight.
Gusty west winds will spread out into the eastern plains of Montana and the western Dakotas Tuesday. This will boost temperatures to the upper 30s to mid 40s Tuesday and Wednesday.
By Thursday, a chance of snow develops. Brace yourself for much colder air arriving this weekend.
Today: A slight chance of rain and snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West southwest wind 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30% in the form of light snow.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 29. West southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44. South southwest wind around 15-25 mph.