Q2 Weather: Billings’ next shot of snow is on the way

Posted at 3:16 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 17:16:25-04

BILLINGS- We did it again: Another beautiful day in Billings. Yes, it was another day of mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures.

At 2 p.m., the temperature had warmed to 40 degrees in Billings. We had a few other 40s around the region: Lewistown, Livingston, Sheridan, Cody and Worland.

Elsewhere, mostly into the 20s and 30s around Montana. The Doppler radar shows some scattered snow showers in cloudy skies rolled into the western part of the state.

We also have an ice jam on the Missouri River near Cascade, creating minor flooding in that area.

Plus a Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Wednesday morning in the southeast corner the state for more snow, possibly as much as four to eight inches.

We believe a Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect until noon Wednesday for western Montana from Kalispell to Butte for maybe two to four inches of snow.

It’s basically two storms, one that’s moving into northwestern Montana and another one moving through the Four Corner states pushing into the central Great Plains.

The storm in the plains will start pulling the moisture from northwest Montana across the state and into the storm the Great Plains.

Eventually the storm and the Great Plains will start pulling eastward and take most the snow with it. And that’s when Billings and the rest of Montana will start to clear out and warm up.

Our temps get back up into the 40s Tuesday, but then take a dip down into the 20s and 30s as the storm moves through the state on Wednesday.

We’ll get back up into the 40s by Friday and stay there through the weekend.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow overnight. Snow showers should begin after 3 a.m. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 20 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow with accumulations around 1 inch. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 36 percent.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 37 degrees.