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Q2 Weather: Billings gets sunshine and flurries for a few days

Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 16:59:01-05

BILLINGS — You are looking at light snow and sunshine all happening at the same time, something we don't see very often.

Billings picked up a little light dusting of snow again Monday morning, just enough to cover the roadways and driveways, but not a lot to shovel.

The early afternoon temperature in Billings was 32 degrees with light snow falling and a southeast wind at 7 mph gives you a wind chill factor that feels like 26 degrees.

Around the rest of the state, current temps are mostly into the 20s and 30s out in the west and the same back in the east.

Right now, the Doppler radar is showing some widely scattered snow showers starting to pop up all over the place. It will snow for a couple minutes and then move on. We could be in this pattern off and on for the next few hours.

We could call it sun breaks and snow showers. There seems to be more where that came from. A whole batch of widely scattered snow showers is developing in west-central and northwestern Montana.

Now we do have a Special Weather Statement for the Bighorn Mountains looking for 1 to 3 inches of snow in the Bighorns later Monday.

The high-resolution forecast model shows a scattered snow showers will continue to move away from the northwest to south-central Montana throughout Monday afternoon.

Billings could even see some spotty snow flurries about 6 p.m. At 6 a.m. Tuesday, another batch of isolated snow showers is forecast to blow through.

Then on Tuesday afternoon, we get another batch of snow showers moves in and out of here by later Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the whole line of snow showers kicks out and sunny skies return.

The computer models are suggesting Billings will just see some light snow, nothing that will accumulate. We might see some accumulation around Sheridan.

However, our temperatures will continue to pop up to 34, next hour then roll back down to 18 in the morning up to 21 degrees about this time Tuesday afternoon. We will top out at 25 degrees on Tuesday, then work our way up to 51 degrees by Sunday afternoon.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and colder with a 30% chance for snow showers early this evening and again overnight. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 16 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for snow in the morning and then again during the afternoon. Snow accumulations of an inch or less are expected. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 25 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and a little but warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 30 degrees.