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Q2 Weather: Just like that, it's winter again in Billings

Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 17:12:37-05

BILLINGS — Maybe you noticed a little white snow over the weekend in the Billings area. The airport is reporting a snow depth of 3 inches from Sunday and the Monday morning storm.

Early Monday afternoon, the temperature was a cool 23 degrees in Billings with light snow falling.

Around the rest of the state, temps were mostly into the 20s. Out west, it was the 30s, and Great Falls and Helena were in the 30s and 40s in eastern Montana with Lewistown, right at 47 degrees.

They are sitting above the layer of Arctic air.

On a threat board, we do have a couple of Winter Storm Warnings until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

One is for the Bighorns and the other one for the Beartooths. We could see another 3 to 5 inches of snow in the Bighorn Mountains and 4 to 8 inches of snow expected up in the Beartooth Mountains.

Plus, around Glacier Park, we have a high wind watch for Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for 60 mile-per-hour winds.

The Doppler radar shows a few lingering snow showers around south-central Montana and in and around the Billings area, but that's about all we can see at this time.

The high-resolution forecast model shows even those snow showers are forecast to fade away later Monday evening and another batch of snow tries to move in. But it looks like it dries up before gets to the Billings area by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

By Tuesday afternoon, expect mostly sunny skies moving back in. On Wednesday, you see a new batch of snow move in from the west but will probably not get to the Billings area until sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

We could get up to 25 degrees at 3 p.m. then roll back down to 9 degrees in the morning and back up to about 26 degrees about this time Tuesday afternoon.

We will top out at 28 degrees on Tuesday and work our way up to 43 degrees on Thursday and 42 degrees on Friday. Then are temps roll back down to the 30s over the weekend.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for snow in the evening and colder. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 9 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny but still cool. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. High 28 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Decreasing clouds with patchy blowing snow. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. High 36 degrees.