Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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AFDBYZ

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
229 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

.DISCUSSION...

Today through Thursday Night...

Weak ridging will build into the area on today, bringing clearer
conditions and warmer temperatures to the area but still remain
below normal for this time of year. Thursday will be similar with
clear, dry conditions but temperatures will be 10 degrees warmer
than Wednesday. Late Thursday afternoon another cold front will
move south over the area with cooler, wetter weather. Overnight
lows will remain similar to what we have seen over the last week
but daytime highs will drop back down to the 30s. Precipitation
will also move in behind the front, beginning as rain at the
lower elevations before quickly transitioning to snow. Snow
amounts at the lower elevation will remain light and will likely
only accumulate on grassy surfaces while the the foothills could
see higher accumulations. North facing slopes have the best chance
of receiving snow.

High temperatures today will be in the upper 40s to low 50s,
warming to mid 50s to low 60s on Thursday.

Carrothers


Friday through Tuesday...

Snow showers will linger Friday but any additional precipitation
will be light. After the cold front passes through the area,
zonal flow will dominate the area. Weak shortwaves will pass over
the area during the weekend bringing showers each day. This
pattern looks like it will continue into next week. Temperatures
will also warm back up towards normal during this time.

High temperatures Friday will be in the 30s and 40s across the
area before warming Saturday into the 50s and 60s through Tuesday.

Carrothers

&&

.AVIATION...


VFR conditions will prevail. Carrothers

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMP/POPS...

    Tdy Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue
-------------------------------------------------------
BIL 051 029/061 031/041 029/060 039/060 039/057 039/059
    0/U 01/U    55/S    11/B    33/R    34/R    43/R
LVM 050 026/056 032/047 032/058 039/057 038/054 035/055
    0/U 01/B    55/S    13/R    45/R    56/R    43/O
HDN 051 023/062 029/042 028/061 037/062 038/060 037/059
    0/U 01/U    45/O    11/B    22/R    33/R    43/R
MLS 052 026/061 030/040 026/057 036/059 038/058 037/058
    0/U 00/U    23/S    11/B    21/E    32/R    32/R
4BQ 048 026/059 031/040 026/058 038/062 040/060 039/055
    0/U 00/U    23/S    11/B    11/B    22/R    33/R
BHK 050 024/059 028/038 022/053 034/059 036/057 036/056
    0/U 00/U    12/S    11/B    11/B    23/R    33/R
SHR 046 019/056 029/040 026/059 036/062 037/057 035/055
    0/U 00/U    44/S    11/B    11/B    23/R    44/R

&&

.BYZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MT...None.
WY...None.

&&

$$
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