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Q2 Weather: Billings snow event is winding down

Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 17:09:00-04

BILLINGS — On Wednesday afternoon, It looks like our snowstorm has come and gone for Billings. Most of it was just a few flurries anyway. And now, the temperatures continue to stay right around 36 degrees with mostly cloudy skies.

Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly into the 30s and 40s, with most of the 40s up in the northwest corner of the state and a few spots across the Hi-Line.

The threat board is starting to shrink. We still have a Winter Weather Advisory for about another hour for places in the mountains out west and to the north. There we could pick up maybe one more inch of snow.

The Crazy and Beartooth Mountains have a Winter Storm Warning that stays in effect until midnight. There we could pick up another 4 to 6 inches of snow.

The Doppler radar shows most of the snowfall continued to be parked around those mountains and just off to the west and south of Billings.

It's all part of that same system that started early in the week, pulling moisture out of Alberta, Canada, and dragging it across Montana and then pulling it back towards the Great Lakes states.

The high-resolution forecast model shows we can expect to see widely scattered flurries across southern Montana for the rest of the afternoon and even into the evening.

Then they'll be just a few leftover flurries for Thursday morning, after which, high pressure moves in and clears out the skies and starts warming us up for nice weekend.

Snowfall amounts for Billings are expected remain light, Sheridan, Livingston and Bozeman all cold see maybe 1 to 2 inches of snow by Friday morning.

We will continue to stay in the mid-30s, next hour then cool back down to the low 20s Thursday morning and back up to the mid-30s again, Thursday afternoon.

We will top out at 39 degrees on Thursday then jump up into the 50s on Friday and Saturday, then 60s on Sunday through Tuesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for evening snow showers and then snow again overnight and colder. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 21 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and continued cool. North winds 5 to 10 mph. High 39 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 53 degrees.