Q2 Weather: Another taste of wintry weather expected this weekend in Billings

Posted at 2:51 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 16:52:56-04

BILLINGS- Mostly cloudy skies are trying to hang on in Billings this Friday afternoon, but a few breaks are starting to emerge in the cloud cover.

The temperature has bounced back up into the low 50s at 2 p.m.

It was mostly eastern Montana that got precipitation overnight Thursday. In Billings, it was all rain but in Cody, Jordan and Glasgow it came down as all snow.

Billings recorded 0.05 inches of rain since midnight and 0.21 inches total out the storm that began on Thursday.

However, the temps have been rebounding well all over the state, mostly 40s and 50s as of 2 p.m.

The Doppler radar and satellite show that most of the rain and snow has moved on into the Dakotas.

An area of high pressure is forecast to track into eastern Montana this Friday afternoon and clear out the skies and warm up the temperatures.

A new low-pressure cell will start moving into western Montana Saturday morning and park over Yellowstone Park Saturday evening.

This will cause an upslope flow and create heavier snow in the Beartooths Mountains and possible rain on the plains, including Billings.

On Sunday, the low will drop a little farther south and create a wrap around flow, causing more rain and snow for south-central Montana.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 35 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of afternoon rain. East winds 5-15 mph. High 52 degrees

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and colder with an 80 percent chance of rain and snow. Northeast winds 5-15 mph. High 40 degrees.