Q2 Weather: Still cold, but at least it’s sunny in Billings for a few days

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 17:25:08-05

BILLINGS- At least the sun has come out Wednesday, but, unfortunately, the temperature remains cold.

At 2 p.m., the temperature in Billings was -1 degree with a wind chill factor that feels like -13 degrees.

Most of eastern Montana had another very cold morning. In Billings, the temperature dipped to 7 below zero. It was 14 below at Miles City and 12 below in Glendive.

The early afternoon temperatures have all climbed up to single digits below zero across eastern Montana, and only northwestern Montana has climbed into the teens above zero.

The Wind Chill Advisory for most of eastern Montana has been extended until noon Thursday. Until then, wind chill factors could go as low as -35 degrees.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows a few lingering snow flurries around Glasgow. Most of the snow seems to be tracking now to the east into the Dakotas.

The reason for that is the upper-level, low-pressure cell that was sending wave after wave of moisture into Montana has now shifted to the east into Utah, taking all the snow with it.

Our high resolution forecast model shows most of the snow showers will be drying up across Montana for the rest of the afternoon and most of Thursday.

By Friday, a new batch of moisture and snowfall will be moving out of British Columbia, Canada, and heading into northwest Montana.

Some of the snow showers could make their way up over the mountains Friday evening and start heading into the eastern part of the state.

Temperatures will remain cool for the rest of the evening and cool down to -10 degrees in the morning and then bounce back up to 9 degrees above zero by 2 p.m. Thursday.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow in the evening. East winds 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the Southwest overnight. Low -15 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and a little but warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with morning wind chills as low as 35 below zero. High 9 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny and not as cold. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 24 degrees.