Q2 Weather: Here comes another chance at snow for Billings overnight

Posted at 3:40 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 17:40:01-04

BILLINGS- We missed out on the snow overnight Sunday night in the Billings area, but it looks like Monday night we will get another shot.

At 3 p.m. in Billings, the temperature is still into the upper 30s, so it’s a little too warm for snow Monday afternoon. But that may change overnight, as temperatures drop back down into the upper 20s.

Currently, there’s a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning that tracks all the way across the southern part of Montana.

Billings is currently under the Winter Weather Advisory which begins at 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasts until noon Wednesday. In that time, Billings can expect to receive one to three inches of snow.

Other places like east of Billings could see two to four inches of snow. And to the west, up in the Beartooth Mountains, could get 10 to 14 inches of snow above Red Lodge and Nye.

The Doppler radar shows the snow was already developing in the mountains in south-central Montana.

The high-resolution forecast model shows a low-pressure cell will track across Wyoming. As it does, so it will continue to sling copious amounts of moisture toward Montana.

That’s where all our snow will be coming from. Once that low leaves Wyoming, it takes all the snow with it.

The temperature for Billings will be getting back up to the 40s Monday afternoon. At night, it then cools back down to 29 degrees in the morning. We then warm up to 37 degrees Tuesday afternoon.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with an 80% chance for snow and a slight chance for rain in the evening, then more snow overnight. Snow accumulations of an inch or less are expected. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 29 degrees.

TUESDAY: Snow in the morning then a 100% chance for rain and snow mixed in the afternoon. Snow accumulations of around 2 inches are expected. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. High 37 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for snow in the morning then warming up. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the Southwest in the afternoon. High 46 degrees.