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Q2 Weather: Milder temps and a shot at snow for Billings

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 17:18:00-05

BILLINGS — On Thursday afternoon, you can see all the way to the Beartooth Mountains and the Red Lodge ski runs. You can also see some light snow falling on the top of the Beartooths as well.

Billings had partly sunny skies Thursday afternoon and 51 degrees, with a west wind at 30 gusting to 38 mph.

Around the rest of the state, our temps are mostly to the 20s and 30s across the Hi-Line, 30s and 40s out west and a lot of 40s and 50s in eastern Montana.

The Doppler radar shows scattered snow showers continue across most of the mountains of western Montana. We also see a few spotty snow showers across the Beartooth and Bighorn mountains as well.

In southeastern Montana, in Carter County, we see the scattered light rain showers that moved to the Billings area early Thursday morning.

The high-resolution forecast model shows the snow showers will continue to stick around most of western Montana and in the mountains of the south-central part of the state.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, we could see a little rain mixing with snow moving into Yellowstone County and by Friday morning, most of that snow will dissipate and sunny skies and warmer temperature should return.

We will keep that sunshine through most of Saturday.

It will be 44 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, then we cool back down into the 30s in the morning and back up to 43 degrees by 1:30 p.m. Friday.

We will top out at 46 degrees on Friday and Saturday and keep it in the 40s through the weekend and into the middle part of next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of scattered light rain mixing with snow early, then clearing skies late. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 28 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 46 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and continued mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 46 degrees.