Billings will start the work week with highs in the 70's. But don't get used to it. Temperatures start to plummet on Tuesday night, and more than a half a foot of snow is possible by Thursday morning (10/10).

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch that will be in effect for Yellowstone County from 12am MDT Wednesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/10) at 12noon MDT. The Winter Storm Watch also includes Musselshell, Southern Big Horn, Eastern Carbon, and Northern Big Horn County.

The N.W.S. forecast shows Billings with a High chance to receive 4 or more inches of snow, and a Moderate chance to get more than 8 inches of accumulation by Thursday.

With icy roads, heavy snow, and wind gusts up to 40mph possible, the Wednesday commute could be challenging. Traveling through Livingston on I-90 will be hazardous through Tuesday (10/8), with strong crosswinds of more then 50 mph expected. N.W.S. suggests motorists with high profile vehicles to take an alternate route, or delay travel.

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