Q2 Weather: A couple more days before another winter storm hits Billings

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 16:36:39-05

BILLINGS- It is another  beautiful day in Billings. The sun is out, the wind is light and the temperatures are in the process of warming up into the upper 30s.

But in case you forgot what winter is like, it’s coming through Glacier National Park.

We are anticipating another bout of winter moving in later on of the week.

At this time, it looks like Billings will accumulate around one to three inches of snow and then a lot more moving in later on next week.

In the meantime, may we suggest you get out and enjoy the next couple days, while the weather continues to be very mild?

We do see little a batch of moisture moving into Idaho, producing snow showers there, we think that’s where it will stay for now.

The high-resolution forecast model does show another batch of cold air jammed up in northeastern Montana and that will slowly make its way into central Montana Wednesday.

Another surge of cold air will drop down on Wednesday night into Thursday morning and start priming the pump for more winter-like weather.

On Thursday, that cold front pushes all the way past the Billings area about the same time a fresh batch of moisture moves in up over the western mountains.

This will produce more snow from the Grand Teton range in Wyoming all the way up to Alberta, Canada.

The computer models suggest that the snow will start pushing its way to the Billings area Thursday night and most of the day on Friday.

Our next winter storm hits on Thursday and Friday and that’s when our temps drop into the 20s for highs.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 22 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm again. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 44 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning and again in the afternoon and much colder. East winds 5 to 15 mph high 29 degrees.