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Q2 Weather: This storm is beginning to wind down in Billings

Posted at 2:19 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 16:19:01-04

BILLINGS – At 2 p.m. Friday, it does not look like the snow is beginning to let up in Billings, but the snow storm is beginning to wind down.

The threat board, which was covering most of Montana yesterday, is now only showing a problem in south-central Montana and right around Bozeman and Billings.

The Winter Weather Advisory remains up, not for heavy snowfall, but more for poor travel conditions with slick roads and additional snow accumulations of up to 1 inch of snow.

The Doppler radar shows the snowfall between Billings and Great Falls has started to dissipate.

 Most of the heavier snow continues to be right in south-central Montana and around the city of Billings.

Billings picked up over 5 inches of new snow Thursday night and now can boast that this winter is the second snowiest winter on record.

However, our computer model does show that even this storm is starting to wind down and will be totally out of the area by 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

However, another wave of moisture will be moving into the Billings area around 2 p.m. on Saturday bringing with it a chance for rain and snow.

Still another wave of heavy rain and snow is forecast to move in to south-central Montana after 6 p.m. Saturday.

The computer models say that Billings could pick up another inch of snow by Saturday morning and maybe about another third of an inch of snow by Sunday night.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for light snow in the evening and cold. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph low 13 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow in the morning and rain and snow mixed in the afternoon, and not as cold. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 38 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with snow in the morning and warmer. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 47 degrees.