BILLINGS- It has turned out to be another beautiful day in the Billings area this Wednesday afternoon. Plus, some of the best news is that the temperatures are already warming up in the low-to-mid 20s.
But we started out very cold again across the Hi-Line into northeastern Montana. There, the temperatures were into the 20s below zero.
Elsewhere in eastern Montana, the low temperatures were in the single digits above and below zero.
Since then everybody, except Glasgow, have warmed up into the positive side of zero.
The threat board still has a Winter Weather Advisory on it until 11 a.m. Thursday.
We can see four to seven inches of snow up in the mountains and anywhere from one to four inches of snow in the plains and valleys around Great Falls to Butte.
Plus we still have an ice jam on the Jefferson River in Madison County causing flooding near the twin bridges area.
The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows scattered flurries around south-central Montana and also around Great Falls to Missoula.
Our forecast model shows those snow showers should stick around for the afternoon with start to dissipate later Wednesday night and start to redevelop in the morning.
Billings could see some scattered snow flurries around 6 a.m. and look for light snow, south of Great Falls to Lewistown.
By Friday morning, most of the snow will have left but we could still see one more batch track up from northeastern Wyoming to southeastern Montana.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow and cold. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 8 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow. West winds 5 to 15 mph the morning shifting to the Northeast in the afternoon. High 19 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warming up again. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 22 degrees.