Q2 Weather: The next snow storm has arrived in Billings

Posted at 2:26 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 16:26:52-04

BILLINGS – It’s snowing again in Billings at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The temperature continues to remain into the mid-20s and is forecast to pretty much stay there for the rest of the afternoon, and so is the snow.

The threat board continues to remain full across much of Montana basically for Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories.

The Winter Weather Advisory in south-central Montana suggests we could see 3 to 6 inches of snow out of this next snow event.

The Winter Storm Warning in the Beartooth Mountains and foothills means we could be looking at 10 to 16 inches of new snow there.

The Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming could see up to 12 inches of snow and 5 to 9 inches is expected around Yellowstone Park and the Cody foothills.

The Doppler radar shows this moisture is moving in around Missoula tracking up to Great Falls and sliding down to Billings, to Sheridan, to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Our computer models suggest this snow will stick around throughout most of the afternoon and Thursday night.

Then the snow will finally start to let up around 8 a.m. Friday and will be totally out of the region by 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The computer models suggest Billings could see another 4.83 inches of snow on top of the 2 inches we already received this Thursday morning.

Our temperatures will continue to slowly slide downhill to about 12 degrees Friday morning.


Tonight: Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance for additional snow and colder. Snow accumulations of around 4 inches are possible. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 12 degrees.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow likely in the morning. Snow accumulations of around another inch are possible. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 25 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and not as cold. There is a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning, then returning in the afternoon mix with rain. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 39 degrees.