Q2 Weather: New wave of snow could cause icy roadways in Billings on the way home

Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 16:34:05-05

BILLINGS- The skies are cloudy and the temperature is cold in Billings on this Wednesday.

in the early afternoon the ,temperature is only 26 degrees in Billings.

Meanwhile, in the northwest corner of the state, the sun is out at Glacier National Park, but the temperatures there are very cold as well, mostly in the teens.

We have received reports of anywhere from six inches to a foot of snow up in the higher elevations in Glacier National Park.

We still have a Winter Weather Advisory for wide swaths of western and central Montana, including Billings.

We could see one to two inches of snow, which will cause some icy roads for the evening drive home.

This Winter Weather Advisory will last through 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Light snow has already begun falling in Billings and in the Billings Heights, as well as Lockwood.

The forecast model shows the snow showers will stick around at least through 3 p.m. and possibly return again at 7 p.m.

Eventually, all the snow will move into Wyoming and the Dakotas, and sunny skies will return on Thursday and Friday. Plus, temperatures will begin to warm.

Wednesday afternoon temperatures will cool down 25 degrees and eventually roll all the way back to 19 degrees by 4:30 a.m. Thursday. But then expect it to shoot back up into the mid-30s Thursday afternoon.

In fact, we will top out at 36 degrees Thursday and slowly work our way back up into the mid-40s by Tuesday afternoon of next week.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow likely in the evening, then a chance of snow overnight. Snow accumulation should be around one inch. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the West 5 to 10 mph overnight. Low 14 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and a little but warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. With wind chill readings of five below to five above in the morning. High 36 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and continued cool. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 37 degrees.