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Q2 Billings Area Weather: First Snow of 2021

Less than 1" expected
Posted at 4:27 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 08:09:22-05

BILLINGS — Good morning!

That blast of energy out of the Pacific arrives today in the form of a cold front. A few flurries are possible this morning in Billings which will then transition to a chance of rain in the afternoon. If there is enough moisture left over as we head into the evening, then the rain will transition back into snow.

How much snow? Models are still in disagreement, so will go with anything from a less than half an inch for west and central Yellowstone County (including Billings) to 1-3” for the eastern half of the county. Areas east of a line from Glendive to Hardin could see 1-4”.

For Friday, conditions look to be dry for most of the state, but some lingering moisture to the east could produce some light flurries Friday into Saturday. We can expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for the weekend here in Billings. We are keeping an eye on the possibility of another disturbance coming out of the northwest that could bring a cooler and wetter pattern into the region as we get into the middle of next week.

Looking at highs today in the 40s with lows tonight in the 20s. Friday through the weekend, highs will be in the 30s and 40s with lows in the 20s. A warming trend will kick in the first part of next week and we could see daytime highs in the 50s by Tuesday.

Keep smiling!