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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Snow hits most of us hard with record cold

Posted at 5:50 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 08:37:04-04

BILLINGS — Areas of heavy and sometimes blowing snow start the weekend with especially cold days to end it.

Friday will be cold with temperatures stunted to the teens and 20s through Friday. Clouds increase later in the day.

Snow moves in Friday night with widespread snow Saturday. Heavy snow and blowing snow will develop in some areas, especially from Billings westward.

Expect 4 to 6 inches of new snow in the plains, around 6 to 10 inches around Billings, and 8 to 12 inches or more in the foothill and mountains to the west of Billings, based on the most recent analysis.

Temperatures will be in the teens and 20s early Saturday, with highs only edging up a few degrees. By Sunday morning, temperatures fall to the single digits and Sunday afternoon is only in the teens despite some breaks of sunshine.

After a record cold Monday, expect a warming trend. But with the sun’s energy melting snow, temperatures stay well below average.

Billings forecast:

Friday…Increasing clouds with a high near 27. Colder wind chills.

Friday night… Snow showers in the evening increasing overnight. Expect around 1-3 inches by morning. Low about 19. That would tie the record low for the date.

Saturday… Snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow. Roughly 4 to 7 inches of snow but will vary. High close to 22.