Mostly cloudy skies and a high of 68 is expected for the Billings area on Thursday, followed by a chance of rain and snow starting Thursday night and continuing through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday night as temperatures drop to the mid 30s. New snow accumulation is expected to be less than 1/2 an inch.
A 50 percent chance of showers is expected for Friday, with temperatures reaching a high of 49. Winds are expected to start off the day between 10 and 13 mph, reaching up to 21 mph by the afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday morning for portions of central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as north central Wyoming.
A storm system and cold front is expected to move through the area by Friday afternoon, followed by another weather disturbance Friday night.
The storms will create showers and snow during the night in the Beartooth Mountains and foothills Thursday night and Bighorn Mountains and eastern plains by Friday night.
Strong winds are expected over the eastern plains Friday night.
Snow accumulation is possible in the mountains and foothills from Thursday through Saturday.