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Q2 Weather: Even colder air and snow awaits Billing next week

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 17:31:00-05

BILLINGS — On Thursday, we had mostly cloudy skies and light snow this morning. We could even see little more snow moving in later Thursday afternoon in the Billings area.

In the early afternoon, it was cloudy and 20 degrees with the wind that makes the temperature feel like 7 above.

Around the rest of the state, our temps were mostly into the 20s and 30s out in the west, but teens and 20s are back in the east. It's a little bit cooler back here.

We do have a Winter Weather Advisory for south-central Montana, including Billings, until 9 a.m. Friday for 1 to 4 inches of snow. It could also make for some very slick roadways.

We can also pick up another 1 to 2 inches of snow in Yellowstone Park and up to 4 to 8 inches of snow in Sheridan County, Wyoming.

The Doppler radar right now shows scattered snow showers around Missoula to Great Falls and also some coming off the Beartooth Mountains.

It looks like all the stuff will probably come together sometime later Thursday afternoon.

Or at least that's what the high-resolution forecast model is showing. By 6 p.m., it looks like all the snow comes together and hangs around most of south-central Montana. The snow will fall throughout the night and then leave us in the morning.

Another batch of snow moves in from the west on Friday evening and will probably stick around that night and early Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, even that snowfall moves east.

The computer models suggests Billings could see maybe 2 to 4 inches of snow by the end of the weekend, 4 to 6 inches of snow possible in Livingston.

But Thursday, our temps will cool back down into the teens in the morning and back up to 28 degrees about this time Friday afternoon.

We will top out at 28 degrees on Friday, 35 degrees on Saturday and then that second Arctic front moves through and the temps will roll back to -1 degree for high temps on Tuesday and Wednesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with snow likely in the evening and overnight. Chance of snow is 80%, accumulations of around an inch are possible. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 60 degrees.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for snow in the morning then sunny skies in the afternoon. East winds 5 to 10 mph the morning shifting to the South 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. High 28 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for snow in the morning. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 35 degrees.