Q2 Weather: More snow but finally some moderating temperatures in Billings

Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 16:42:12-05

BILLINGS- The snow continues to fall in Billings and the temperatures continue to remain subzero. At 2 p.m., the temperature in Billings had worked its way up to -2 degrees.

We did find one place in Montana where it was not snowing and it was up in Glacier National Park, but they have had their fair share of snow this season already.

Reported low temperatures across the state were once again subzero across all of eastern Montana. Out in the west, we did remain above zero but just barely at Kalispell and Missoula.

Great Falls had an overnight low of -23 degrees while here in Billings our overnight low was -6 degrees. Since then, everybody warmed up a little bit across eastern Montana but we are still pretty chilly.

The threat board is still full but it has changed up. We have a Avalanche Warning from Missoula down Hamilton in the Bitterroot Mountains.

We’re expecting a little more snow across southern Montana while along the Hi-Line the big story is wind chills of 35 to 45 below zero tonight.

The Doppler radar shows our current band of snow over Billings and south-central Montana seems to be parked here and is not moving very far over a fast.

This means we should have no problem getting two to four more inches of snow.

In fact, the latest computer models are suggesting we could see up to six to 10 inches of new snow by Friday.

In the meantime, the temp in Billings is expected to get up to 1 degree at 3 p.m., then roll back to subzero the rest of the night and get back up to 9 degrees by about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

We will top out at 11 degrees on Wednesday, 22 degrees on Thursday and then roll back to the single digits on Saturday and Sunday.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow this evening and more snow expected overnight. Snow accumulations of around two more inches are possible. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Low -6 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow in the morning and then a 60 percent chance of snow again in the afternoon. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 11 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow in the morning and 50 percent chance for snow in the afternoon and not as cold. South winds 5 to 15 mph, shifting to the east by the afternoon. High 22 degrees.