Q2 Weather: Sunshine the rest of Friday, but more snow possible Saturday

Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 17:31:48-05

BILLINGS- On Friday afternoon, Billings continues to dig out after four inches of snow overnight. Fortunately, the sunshine and temperatures in the 20s are helping to melt the snow.

Around the rest of the state everybody, for a change, is actually above zero, including the Hi-Line. Places like Bozeman and Livingston are actually in the 40s at 2 p.m.

Even the threat board is starting to thin out. All we have are additional snowfall amounts expected across the Hi-Line with a Winter Weather Advisory.

The same thing is true toward the southwest. We are expecting additional snow with a Winter Storm Warning out there.

The Doppler radar shows the snow we had has totally left the area and is moving towards Miles City, Glasgow and Jordan.

Another batch of snow could be moving in from the southwest and give Billings another shot of snow later Saturday morning. Or at least that’s what our high-resolution forecast model shows.

Some of those new snow showers could linger through the afternoon on Saturday, but by Sunday the whole system breaks up and we finally get a break from all the snow.

The computer models seem to be a pretty good agreement. Billings could see another one to two inches of snow Saturday.

Our temperatures will roll back into the teens this evening and stay there through tomorrow afternoon with a jump back up into the 20s for one more time.

Then a new cold front moves in on Sunday and brings colder temperatures with a slight threat of more snow showers.


 TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with only a slight 20 percent chance for snow showers overnight. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 12 degrees.

 SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for more snow in the morning. Snow accumulations could be around 2 inches. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 26 degrees.

 SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning and in the afternoon, and colder. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 9 degrees.