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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Cold and snow. Get ready.

Billings 7 Day
Posted at 4:41 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 18:41:53-05

BILLINGS — Forecast:

Headlines/Current Conditions (As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday)

Temps are in the 20s and 30s with scattered showers of both snow and rain throughout the region.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for western and central Wyoming through Wednesday night. This includes Yellowstone National Park. Scattered snow showers still possible, especially in the higher elevations. Cold temperatures, may cause slick roads. Use caution.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT for the Bighorn and Pryor Mountains. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches. Plan on slick roads and areas of poor visibility.

Tonight:

Temps in the teens and 20’s, with single digits in northeastern Montana.

Wind Chill Advisory in northeastern Montana. Could see wind chills at 20 below zero. Use caution and stay bundled up if you are going outside.

Scattered snow showers throughout the region tonight. Some snow showers could be briefly heavy. Watch for slick roads and poor visibility.

Tomorrow (Thursday):

Temps still around average. Mid to upper 30s to low 40s in certain spots.

Winter Strom Watches in effect from Thursday afternoon till Saturday morning in central Montana, from the Hi-Line to the Wyoming/Idaho border. Heavy snowfall possible with accumulations from 2 to 6 inches in the valleys, to 6 to 12 and 12 to 18 inches the higher up you go in elevation. Please use extreme caution when traveling in the region during this time.

Winter Strom Watch for Billings area, south-central and southeastern Montana, from Thursday night through Sunday at 5 p.m. 5 to 10 inches possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of central, south-central and southeast Montana, as well as north-central Wyoming Friday to Sunday. Coldest temps of the season so far as well as periods of snow. Travel could be difficult. Please use caution.

Winds to be strong with 50 mph gusts around Big Timber, Livingston and Harlowton.

Friday - Wednesday:

Look for highs in the 20s and 30s on Friday, dropping to the teens and single digits for the weekend. Overnight lows will range from lower teens to well below zero by Sunday night.

80% chance of snow on Friday, with a Winter Storm Watch in effect for the region. 5 to 10 inches possible between Friday and Sunday with all the scattered snow showers.

For next week, gradually warming into the teens and lower 20s by midweek. No snow is likely for next week at this point.