Q2 Weather: Chilly start to the day in Billings with more snow on the way

Posted at 2:28 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 16:28:51-05

BILLINGS- It was a very cold morning Tuesday, but the sun came out and the skies were clear, which made for a pretty picture in the snow-covered city of Billings.

It was a very cold morning across much of Montana. Here in Billings, the overnight low got to -8 degrees and there were a number of teens, 20s and 30 below zero readings across the rest of the state.

At 2 p.m., most of the temperatures around the state had climbed above zero, except for Havre they were still at -6 degrees.

The threat board still has a Winter Weather Advisory and a Flood Watch on it. We could see two to seven inches of snow around Kalispell and one to three inches of snow in Missoula.

Plus we are expecting blowing and drifting snow on the Rocky Mountains front around Great Falls.

The ice jam still is causing flooding at Twin Bridges on the Jefferson River in Madison County.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the snow showers are starting to move into the chimney of Idaho. Otherwise, we have mostly cloudy skies across western Montana.

The forecast model shows the snow in Idaho will eventually push its way into Montana this afternoon.

By 6 a.m. Wednesday,  it’ll just come down out of the mountains and onto the eastern plains.

Some of the snow showers will make their way into the Billings area by 6 p.m. Wednesday and hang around throughout the evening. On Thursday, the snow will move into Wyoming.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and not as cold. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph creating wind chill readings as low as -15 degrees. Low 5 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for light snow in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 28 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning and again in the afternoon. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 20 degrees.