BILLINGS- You can see we still have our winter wonderland in Billings, but at least the temperatures are starting to warm up. In fact, we’ve already made it into the lower 20s early Thursday afternoon.
Temperatures around the rest of the state have warmed up to the teens and 20s and even a few 30s and 40s. It’s 41 degrees in Lewistown at 2 p.m.
The threat board still has a Winter Weather Advisory for the Rocky Mountains front.
Blowing and drifting snow is drifting over some of the highways there and also in Daniels County in the northeast.
Plus we could still see another one to two inches of snow between Butte and Missoula until 3 p.m.
We still have ice jams on the Missouri, Gallatin and Madison rivers, causing minor flooding.
The Doppler radar satellite imagery shows scattered snow showers moving in from the southwest and coming up over the Beartooth Mountains Thursday afternoon.
The high-resolution forecast computer model shows those snow showers will continue to push their way towards the Billings area by about 8:30 p.m.
They hang around overnight and by Friday morning, they’ll be gone.
Although a fresh batch of snow starts moving in from the south Friday evening, it will hang around overnight and be gone Saturday morning.
Our temperature should get up into the low 30s by 3 p.m. and then roll back down to 22 degrees in the morning then back to 29 degrees by early Friday afternoon.
We still expect the afternoon high temps for the next six days to remain in the 30s, possibly topping out at 37 degrees on Tuesday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 18 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow in the morning then a 30 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 32 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 30 degrees.