Freezing temperatures and snow over Easter weekend

A view from Buck Hill Monday night

A view from Buck Hill Monday night. KSTP

The afternoon is forecast to be in the lower 80s with a mostly cloudy sky. "Some area may get less than 3", but most will receive more than 3" from Tuesday through Thursday of this week. The chance of rain showers and snow continues into Friday night, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

The most hard part of this system, is tracking how far west of the divide the cold air mass will travel.

Overall it is going to be a very wet end to the work week with more isolated rain chances this weekend. It looks like temperatures may manage to sneak into the low 60s though.

Friday and Saturday look great as we clear out, and stay spring like with our temperatures.

It will also be breezy at times through Friday with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour possible on Tuesday, then again Thursday and Friday as another cool front approaches.

By Friday night below zero lows are expected to return, so don't think that slippery sidewalks are a thing of the past.

A cold front could bring a chance of showers late this afternoon through early Thursday, when the high should reach the mid- to upper 40s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, showers late. The clouds hang around overnight when there'll be a few showers and lows near 38. There could be a few more showers around on Saturday from yet another storm system.

Rain and snow showers along the mountains and foothills west of Billings on Wednesday morning will shift closer to Billings by the afternoon. Monday: Mostly dry, high of 20°C. Heading into the weekend, we are still watching for shower chances. Daytime highs will be around 62 degrees with sunny skies and dry conditions.

Tue: High: 65 Low: 38 Partly cloudy.

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