Do I hear the "S" word?

A major pattern change is possible by mid week next week.

This change would involve much below normal temperatures moving in Tuesday night and Wednesday behind a strong cold front.

Precipitation should develop behind the front, and temperatures may be cold enough to have that precipitation fall in the form of snow...even over the lower elevations.

The most likely time for precipitation looks to be Tuesday night through Thursday.

Current indications are that this could be an extended period of cold and wet

weather that could stretch into next weekend. Also...there is a possibility of a critical fire weather day on Tuesday ahead of the strong cold front.

Exact timing and location of this weather pattern change is still a bit uncertain...so we will keep you updated.

Source:    NWS Billings, MT