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Q2 Weather: Light snow and cold Tuesday in Billings, sunshine Wednesday

Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 16:33:17-04

BILLINGS — On Tuesday afternoon, light snowflakes continue to fly by the Q2 First Interstate I-cam on top of the Rims.

We even see little a light fog over and Sacrifice Cliff and the temperature is perfect for making snow at 35 degrees.

Now with 35 degrees, that snow will probably not stick to the ground, but you can certainly see it on the windshield and in the sky.

Around the rest of the state, temperatures are mostly into the 20s, 30s and a few 40s. Most of the 20s and 30s you see are in the area that has blue contours on the map.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows scattered snow showers continue in south-central and southeastern Montana Tuesday all following the jet stream from the southwest to the northeast.

Some light snow is falling in the Billings area, Miles City and even over at Broadus.

Speaking of Broadus, in the southeast corner of the state, we have a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight, Wednesday, for two to four inches of snow.

In fact, the high-resolution forecast model shows the snow showers will continue throughout the afternoon across most of southern Montana and into the evening.

Another surge of moisture moves in about 7 a.m. Wednesday, which will create more snow across much of the southern part of the state.

However, by Wednesday evening, the whole storm starts spinning out of the region and into the Dakotas.

Snowfall amounts are expected be mostly light across Montana.

We could see maybe one to two inches of snow in Livingston, Cody and Sheridan and two to four inches of snow in southeastern Montana.

Our temperatures are expected to get back up into the 50s on Wednesday and stay in the upper 50s through the rest of the week and eventually top out at 67 on Monday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and snow in the early evening and more snow expected overnight. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 28 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for snow in the morning becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon and warmer. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 50 degrees.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and a little warmer still. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 59 degrees.