Expect a mild and wet weekend with the valleys of north central Idaho along with west central and south west Montana continuing to see rain. At that point, some colder air will start working its way in from the west causing the rain to mix with and possibly change over to snow before coming to an end prior to sunrise on Friday.
Rain will start after 9 PM tonight and then it likely switches over to snow between 4-5 AM Friday morning.
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 20s.
The continuation of snow into Friday also is a possibility, with a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 8 a.m. before clearing.
Overall, you can expect a Coating to about 2 inches of snow on the ground by 7 or 8AM. Southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. That being said, some moderate to heavy snow accumulations are possible Sunday into Monday in parts of interior Northeast. A 20 percent chance of rain.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 40 degrees. Look for clear skies and a brisk and cold low around 17. Wind chill values as low as minus 4. Southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Chance for a rain/snow shower in spots. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
The BBC Weather forecaster said that over the weekend, the north of England and Scotland could see snow, but the rest of the country could see a flurry of the white stuff as next week approaches.
On the flip side, January has seen 10 days above 50 degrees and six with highs of 60 or above.
"Daytime temperatures are likely to remain in single figures in most places before a very cold night on Sunday". West wind 9 to 15 miles per hour.
Thursday night - A slight chance of snow showers. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds, with a chance for snow changing to rain late. Sunny, with a high near 52.
The light snow that fell last night in downtown Billings has all but melted off the city streets, thanks to the traffic flow, sunshine and warmer temperatures.