Q2 Weather: Storm out west could bring snow to Billings in the morning

Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 16:35:59-04

BILLINGS- It is kind of cloudy and cool in Billings in the early afternoon. The temperature at 1:30 p.m. was 39 degrees.

In fact, most of the temps around Montana were in the 30s and 40s, although Kalispell was already up to 51 degrees this afternoon.

However, the big story today is the Winter Weather Advisory on the front range of the Rockies all the way down into Idaho.

There, we could see two to four inches of snow up north while four to six inches of snow could fawest-centralentral Montana.

The southwest could also see 2 to 4 inches of snow through 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The Doppler radar shows snow from Bozeman up to Great Falls and over to Missoula. Even the Gallatin Range could see snow in the southwest.

The computer models show that the snow will continue to pileup in western Montana throughout the rest of Tuesday afternoon.

Eventually by Wednesday morning, that low will drop a little bit farther South and East and start slinging a little moisture up into south-central Montana including Billings.

Finally, one more wave of moisture moves in on Thursday morning producing snow for Billings and south-central Montana and then it starts to dissipate Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures could get up into the low 40s this afternoon but then roll back down into the 30s by Wednesday morning.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for rain and snow in the evening, then snow likely overnight. No accumulation is expected. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph low 31 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for more snow in the morning then a chance of rain and snow mixed in the afternoon. Little or no accumulation is expected. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 39 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow in the morning and continued cool. North winds 5 to 10 mph. High 43 degrees.