Q2 Weather: Snow and slick roads Friday

Posted at 5:15 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 07:52:50-05

BILLINGS – We are still on track for rain, snow, and colder temperatures Friday.

Highs in the 40 to mid-50s Thursday are above the mid-November “normal”, but not as warm as Wednesday.  It will still be breezy at times, but without the very high wind gusts.

Expect sunshine with only a few clouds.

A Canadian cold front will bring a cold, northerly wind Friday morning.  Rain showers early will switch to snow as temperatures drop from Friday morning through the afternoon and evening.

Some accumulating snow is expected with only light snow in eastern Montana, and perhaps 6 to 8 inches in some of the mountain foothills.

Billings may see 1 or 2 inches of snow, but a lot could melt and re-freeze on streets and sidewalks making for some slick conditions.

The snow ends, and it is chilly on Saturday with many of the area highs staying in the 20s.  A modest warming trend with dry weather next week is good news with approaching holiday travel.