Q2 Weather: Billings snow could stick around until the weekend

Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 16:28:08-05

BILLINGS- That was three inches of snow that fell in Billings overnight Tuesday. It looks like it’s not going to melt soon because we still have temperatures in the 20s in Billings.

The Winter Weather Advisory continues for the extreme eastern edge of the state until 5 p.m. for areas south of Miles City and until midnight for other areas north of Miles City.

Another one to three inches of snow is possible in the extreme eastern edge of the state under this Winter Weather Advisory.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a little left of the snowfall in the extreme eastern edge of the state heading toward the Dakotas tonight.

We also see scattered flurries lingering in southern Yellowstone County and parts of Big Horn County.

The storm is part of a much bigger storm that’s centered over Kansas.

It’s drawing copious amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and slinging it north into the northern plains. There, it’s turned into snow as it mixes with cold Arctic air dropping in from Canada.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows the snow will continue to linger around Sidney in northeastern Montana this afternoon. Thursday morning, that storm will be long gone.

Another batch of snow moves in from the west, but it will drop south before making its way up over the mountains.

On Friday, even the cloudy skies will clear up and the temperatures will still remain cool, but we will be warming up for the weekend.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and colder. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 11 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning then a slight chance for snow in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 25 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy cool and dry. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 29 degrees.