Q2 Weather: Snow storm is over in Billings

Posted at 2:42 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 16:42:22-04

BILLINGS- The big snowstorm has come and gone and we are now looking at what is left.

It wasn’t much, simply because it all came down as rain most of last night and only changed over to snow around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Our temperatures have warmed back up to above freezing to 38 degrees in the afternoon. So even if we did get any more precipitation, it would come down as rain.

Other temperatures around the state are mostly into the 30s and 40s, but the coldest spot in the region is still by Glendive, where it’s 32 degrees. Sheridan, Wyo., is also 32 degrees.

On the threat board, we still have a Flood Advisory for Meagher County. Badger Creek is out of its banks and causing flooding over the roadway.

On the bigger threat board, we still have Winter Storm Warnings up and down the length of the Rocky Mountains. But even those are starting to wind down.

Up in the Beartooth Mountains, we are still expecting 10 to 20 inches of snow there because we have an upslope flow which enhances snowfall development.

So the snow that is just south and west of Billings is pulling away from Billings and heading to Red Lodge.

Here’s the way the storm looks right now, rotating around a low-pressure cell that’s in Wyoming.

That storm continues to pull away from us, and as it does so, it’s taking most of the snow with it.

So for the rest of the week, Billings will be in between weather disturbances. We have the big blizzard to the East and some isolated snow showers to the west.

While temperatures are expected to cool down to the upper 20s and low 30s Wednesday night, they will slowly rebuild themselves back up into the 60s by the end of the weekend.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain or snow early in the evening. East winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening shifting to the Northwest overnight. Low 26 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and a little bit warmer. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 43 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny and warmer still. South winds 5 to 15 mph high 48 degrees.