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Q2 Weather: Another big snow event on the way for Montana

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 16:24:58-04

BILLINGS – The city has already received a few scattered snow flurries Wednesday morning but since then it’s become too warm for it to stick on the ground.

The temperatures have warmed up into the mid-30s and are expected to get a little but warmer as the day goes on.

But the headline is the Winter Weather Advisory that has been issued for south-central Montana.

This does include the city of Billings and 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected with the possibility of local amounts getting up to 11 inches of snow.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Cody foothills and Teton National Park, there 6 to 12 inches of snow are possible by Friday morning.

The Doppler radar shows a few lingering snow flurries around South central Montana Wednesday afternoon and even a couple of sprinkles in Carbon County.

The computer model shows the light snow flurries will continue to stick around south-central Montana through the afternoon.

However, the big stuff hits about 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The snow will continue off and on throughout the rest of the day on Thursday into Friday.

The computer models seem to vary greatly about this snow event.

However, the model in the middle is the GFS and it shows that Billings could receive over 5 ½ inches of snow by Sunday afternoon.

The model also shows that Bozeman could get close to 16 inches of snow and Livingston could see almost 13 inches.

The Billings temperature is expected to slowly drop off overnight and bottom out into the low 20s by Thursday afternoon.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain in the evening turning to snow later. Snow accumulations around an inch or less are possible. South winds 5 to 15 mph becoming northwesterly overnight. Low 28 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for more snow. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 32 degrees.

Friday: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Northeast winds 5 to 15 in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. High 29 degrees.