BILLINGS — Mostly cloudy skies and light snow were on the menu for Billings on Thursday.
The temperatures are still a little on the cool side since we've had some cold air drop down from Canada overnight Wednesday.
The temp at 2 p.m. was 27 degrees in the Billings area. A northeast wind at 10 mph gave us a windchill factor that felt like 17 degrees.
Around the rest of the state, our temps were mostly to the 30s and 40s out in the far west. Back east to the Divide, thanks to the cold air from Canada, most of our temps were still in the 20s.
The Doppler radar shows isolated snow showers continue to gather around Glasgow, Billings and Great Falls.
This is caused by the cold air moving into the region and wringing out whatever available moisture there is, kind of like an old damp dishrag.
We don't expect very much accumulation, just a few snowflakes, what we call a 5-foot snowfall where the snowflakes are 5 feet apart.
The high-resolution forecast model shows the scattered snow flurries will continue Thursday afternoon and then fade away overnight.
We will just be stuck with cold air Friday morning, but eventually that fades away as a new warm front moves into region to warm things up for the weekend.
Temperatures will continue to stay into the 20s Thursday evening, then drop back down to the teens in the morning and back up to 32 degrees at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.
We will warm up to 37 on Friday, 49 degrees Saturday, up to 50 on Sunday, 57 by Monday. Then back down to 44 degrees on Wednesday.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for evening snow showers. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 16 degrees.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High 38 degrees.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 49 degrees.