BILLINGS — Mostly cloudy skies and light snow was falling in the Billings area Wednesday afternoon. The snow is not the only thing falling- so is the temperature. In Billings, we have 24 degrees, a light snow and a northeast wind at 3 mph.
Around the rest of the state, our current temps are mostly into the teens and 20s, although we do see 35 at Sheridan and 38 and Worland, Wyoming.
On the threat board, the only thing we see now is a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 p.m. for the northwest corner of Montana. We could pick up another 1 to 2 inches of snow there.
In Yellowstone National Park, we have a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 p.m. for 1 to 6 inches of snow in that area.
Right now, the Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows moisture moving in from the west. It's overrunning the cold air that dropped down from Canada as a cold front.
The end result is a little light snow flurry activity. It is nothing that we expect to accumulate very much on the city streets.
That cold front will continue to drop farther south into Wyoming as the night goes on, and we will continue to see more snow showers around the Bighorns, Pryor, Beartooth and Rocky Mountain front, all the way up into northwestern Montana.
Thursday, a warm front will sweep across eastern Montana and begin to warm things up again and chase the snow away. That warm front will continue to push into the Dakotas throughout most of the day on Friday.
By Friday night, a new weather disturbance moves in from the west, and it will fall apart once it comes down off the mountains, thanks to downsloping winds.
It will be 25 degrees at 6 p.m. Wednesday, then we will cool back down to the teens in the morning and back up to 34 degrees at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
We will top out at 39 on Thursday, up to 45 on Friday and we will keep it in the 40s through Sunday then back into the 50s for the early part of next week.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for evening snow showers and cold. Northeast winds from 5 to 15 mph in the evening shifting to the west overnight. Low 16 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and not quite as cold. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 39 to 40 degrees.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 45 degrees.