Q2 Weather: Snow mainly in eastern Montana, but shifting west early Sunday

Posted at 12:33 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 14:33:22-05

A tricky system shifted at the last minute once again, as models late last night suggested that we might get a clearer day here on Saturday than we were forecasting in the middle portion of the week.

As our somewhat blue skies here on Saturday can attest, that is indeed how this played out.

We got about an inch of snow here in Billings, but snow totals were much higher to the east, particularly in the northeastern section of the state.

Today should continue this pattern with things being mostly snow free in the central portion of the state, all winter weather watches and advisories have now come down for Yellowstone County, but remain up in the northeast.

One definite benefit of this change is that roads melted quickly on Saturday meaning there are no hassles here in Billings, but again, that is not quite the case the further north and east you go, so still be aware that there are travel concerns in that direction if you are hitting the highway here on Saturday.

The band of snow shifts back to the west tomorrow and we could see some more light snow accumulating by early in the day on Sunday, so keep an eye on the road reports if you are travelling early Sunday morning.