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Q2 Weather: December arrives in Billings with fog, cold and snow

Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 16:30:20-05

BILLINGS — Cold air and a little moisture from the Yellowstone River have been coming together to create fog in the Billings area Friday afternoon.

Yes, it's a little taste of December coming back at you. In the early afternoon, it was 28 degrees in Billings with a north wind at 3 mph under a partly cloudy sky.

Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly into the 20s. Although there are a few places in the 30s like Kalispell, Sheridan and Worland, Wyoming.

On the threat board, we still have a Dense Fog Advisory until 6 a.m. Saturday for the northeast corner of the state for visibilities of a quarter mile or less.

We are seeing a few scattered snow flurries around Missoula and Great Falls, but according to our high-resolution forecast model, our snow will be coming from the south, from Wyoming.

We expect the snow to start falling in the Billings area sometime in the late evening around 10 or 11 p.m., then stick around most of the day on Saturday until about 6 p.m.

We expect the snow to move away overnight Saturday with a brief period of clear skies Sunday morning. The cloudy skies will be rolling in late Sunday morning and stick around through most of Monday.

Snowfall amounts are expected to be about 1 to 2 inches for Billings over the weekend. As much as 2 to 4 inches could be seen in Sheridan and Worland, Wyoming.

It will be 28 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Friday. We will keep it into the 20s for the next 24 hours, then top out at 30 degrees on Saturday, 28 on Sunday, up to the 30s again on Monday and Tuesday.

Finally, the 40s arrive on Wednesday and Thursday.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of snow. Accumulations of around 2 inches are possible. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 20 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for snow in the morning then a chance for some more snow showers Saturday afternoon. An additional accumulation of 1 inch is possible. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 30 degrees.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and cold. South winds 5 to 15 mph. High 28 degrees.