Q2 Weather: Sunny skies roll into Billings after a few flurries

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 17:58:57-05

This Monday skies are in the process of trying to clear up after some morning snow flurries.

Early afternoon temperatures are in the upper 30s, looking to get into the low 40s before the day is done.

But it was a breezy day up at Red Lodge Mountain. The cold front blew through and brought heavier snow.

In fact, it was a very breezy day, especially on the eastern slopes of the Divide, where gusty winds range anywhere from 25 to 44 mph and continued to howl like a big dog.

We also have a Winter Weather Advisory for the northwestern corner the state until 5 p.m. Monday for another one to two inches of snow by Great Falls and to Meagher County.

We could see four to seven inches of snow on the Rocky Mountains front with two to four inches of snow by Missoula.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the cold front that blew through the Billings area that produced a light snowfall.

It continues to race towards the Dakotas trailing snow behind it all the way to Kalispell and Missoula.

Our computer model shows that all the snowfall will continue to race out of the state as the night goes on, and you’ll enjoy mostly sunny skies Tuesday morning.

Tuesday afternoon, we are looking at more cloudy skies and some snow showers moving into the west.

We think those showers will do an end run around the Billings area by Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures will roll back down into the 20s by Tuesday morning, and then bounce back up into the upper 30s that afternoon.

We will eventually get into the 40s by midweek and again on the weekend.


TONIGHT: Mostly clear, breezy and cool. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 24 degrees.

TUESDAY: Sunny, not as windy and mild. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 37 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy and warmer. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 43 degrees.