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Q2 Weather: Snow and cold now, but there is some hope.

Posted at 5:39 AM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 07:39:51-04

The snow doesn’t want to give up quite yet, and the cold is holding on tight.

Snow showers are likely through the morning, tapering off Friday afternoon. Another inch or two of accumulation is likely, mainly in the morning.

Temperatures will be near record cold readings, with afternoon readings only in the low 20s and overnight temperatures by Saturday morning dropping to the teens across much of the area.

Temperatures will warm a little bit on Saturday, hitting mainly the 30s for the highs. But another round of rain and rain snow mix will reach the area during the afternoon and evening.

Isolated areas of freezing rain are possible.

The general trend is a little warmer and drier, with Sunday’s and Mondays highs hitting the 40s with scattered showers. Highs could reach the 50s starting Tuesday.

Billings forecast:

Friday: Snow, mainly in the morning and tapering off in the afternoon. Another one to 2 inches of accumulation. High near 22. East breeze 5 to 15 miles an hour.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. A low of about 13, which would set a new record cold temperature for April 7.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers in the morning with an increasing chance of rain and snow later. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a high of about 36.