Q2 Weather: More winter weather with snow and frigid temps on the way to Billings

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 17:09:40-05

BILLINGS- Mostly cloudy skies have rolled into the Billings area, with more snow anticipated moving in later in the day.

The other side of the coin is that it is still pretty warm right now. The temperature in Billings has warmed up into the upper teens, at 2 p.m. under those cloudy skies.

In fact, the current temperatures around the state are mostly to the teens and 20s, all above zero.

The threat board is starting to fill up again because of the next weather system moving into the region. Much of south-central Montana will see three to six inches of snow by Saturday morning.

We could see another eight to 14 inches of snow on top of the three to five feet that has already fallen in the Beartooth Mountains.

Plus, we have an Avalanche Warning for the Gallatin, Madison, Bridger, Absaroka and Teton ranges and Yellowstone Park.

The Doppler radar shows the snow showers are already starting to gather in south-central Montana, possibly moving into the Billings area later Thursday evening.

The computer models show that this will continue to push its way into Yellowstone County by 6 p.m. and really start going around 10 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, a new arctic cold front will move through and produce more scattered snow showers across south central Montana and then start dropping the temperature in the bucket.

We could be seeing -21 degree temperatures in Billings on Saturday night, with afternoon highs in the subzero range too.

The computer models show we could be looking at anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Billings out of the storm by Saturday afternoon.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 90 percent chance of snowfall. Snowfall accumulations could be around three inches. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph this evening shifting to the west overnight. Low 9 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the northeast 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. High 16 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning and again in the afternoon and a very cold. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High -4 degrees.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, dry and very cold. Low -21 degrees.