By 5 a.m. on Thursday, rain started to fall over Billings and it's likely to turn into snow before the morning's over.

According to the National Weather Service in Billings, there's a 60 percent chance of snow in the morning, mainly before 9 a.m., with less than a half-inch of new snow expected.

Outside of the snow, skies will be mostly cloudy and the high temperature will reach 47 degrees.

There's a 20 percent chance of snow during the evening and the temperature will drop to 24.

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According to an NWS statement issued on Thursday morning, a strong pacific storm will stretch across the region, from Livingston to Billings to Hysham, and could bring as much as 5 inches of snow in the area from Forsyth to Baker.

Friday brings a continued 20 percent chance of rain or snow in Billings and an unseasonably low high temperature of 37 degrees, although it will be partly sunny through the day.

Overnight, there's a 30 percent chance of snow and a low of 18.

The weekend looks to bring more of the same, with a slight chance of snow on Saturday and Sunday to go with highs in the low 30s.

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