BILLINGS- It has been mostly light rain falling in Billings on Friday morning. but at 2 p.m., the rain began to change to snow.
The temperature is cold enough for snow- 34 degrees with a north wind at 25 mph, gusting to 33 mph in Billings.
Wouldn’t it be great if the wind could dry up the streets before the really cold air moves in? That way, we might not get as much ice on the roads for the evening drive home.
The Doppler radar is showing that the rain is in the process of changing over to snow.
Then it looks like we get a break from the snow for a little while.
The National weather service has already canceled the Winter Weather Advisory for the extreme western part of the state. However, it is still in effect for Billings until 9 a.m. Saturday.
The high-resolution computer model shows another batch of snow could develop around 8 p.m. Friday and last until midnight.
After that, the whole storm moves into Wyoming, and sunny skies return for Saturday morning.
The latest computer models suggest that Billings could see right around three-quarters of an inch of snowfall.
Places like Bozeman could be approaching around two inches, and Missoula could pick up about a half inch.
Heavy snow now seems to be forming in northern Wyoming around Worland, Sheridan and Cody.
Temperature are still forecast to drop, down into the mid teens by Saturday morning and then back to the mid-20s by early afternoon on Saturday.
TONIGHT: A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Billings until 9 a.m. Saturday. Mostly cloudy with snow likely this evening, then a chance of more snow overnight. Accumulations of one inch are possible. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph, chance of snow is 70 percent. Low 15 degrees.
SATURDAY: Decreasing clouds and colder. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 29 degrees.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 43 degrees.