Q2 Weather: A quick warm up on Friday in Billings

Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 18:13:04-04

BILLINGS- Billings started out the day with light snowfall, mostly about a half an inch or less and mainly on the grassy areas, but most was gone by the afternoon.

The temperatures at 2 p.m. in Billings have warmed up a few degrees above freezing, and that’s starting to melt the snow.

However, the Doppler radar does show a little light rain and snowfall in south-central Montana but all that is slowly moving to the East.

This little batch of moisture was a shortwave weather disturbance. It started up by Great Falls this morning and continues to follow the jet stream and will quickly move out of the region.

In fact, that shortwave will be over Carter County, in the southeast corner the state by 7 p.m. Thursday.

That will be followed up by a new warm front sweeping across the state on Friday. This warm front will help warm things up into the 50s and 60s across much of the state.

But will this warm up last into the weekend? And the answer is, unfortunately no.

It is tied to a new cold front that will drop down from Canada and bring with it cooler temperatures and a chance for some additional snow showers in south-central Montana.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy cool and dry. East winds 5 to 10 mph this evening becoming southwesterly 5 to 15 mph overnight. Low 29 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, windy and much warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 63 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and colder with a 40 percent chance for snow showers in the morning. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 41 degrees.