Q2 Weather: Round 2 of winter sets into Billings

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 18:00:43-05

BILLINGS- Round two of the snowfall continues to move into the Billings area as the afternoon wears on. Not only is the snow falling, but the temperature is falling as too.

Iin the early afternoon, the temperature has dropped back to 28 degrees, and the wind chill is 17 degrees.

The threat board is starting to fill up across Montana as well. On Wednesday afternoon, we have an Avalanche Warning, a Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, and a Wind Chill Advisory.

The wind chills are expected to drop to 25 below zero in northeast Montana. In Billings, we could see two to four inches of snow Wednesday afternoon.

The Beartooth Mountains could see 10 to 15 inches of snow by Thursday.

The Doppler radar shows light snow continues to fall across much of south-central Montana up toward Great Falls and Missoula.

The high-resolution forecast model shows the snow showers are expected to stick around through the evening, then drop into Wyoming by Thursday morning.

Some of the big winners in the snow storm will be places like Bozeman, which could see six to 10 inches of snow and Livingston with between four to six inches of snow.

Temperatures will continue to drop from 30 degrees the next hour down to the single digits and low teens in the morning, then bounce back up to 23 degrees by 2 p.m. Thursday.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and colder with a 90 percent chance for snow showers overnight with accumulations of around two inches. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 9 degrees.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and still chilly. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph high 28 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 20 percent chance for snow in the morning then a slight chance for rain and snow showers in the afternoon. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 39 degrees.