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Q2 Weather: Snow and cold; but not as cold for Billings

Posted: 3:14 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 17:14:04-05
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BILLINGS — About an inch of snow fell in the Billings area Monday morning, just enough snow to cover just about everywhere.

In Billings, it was 7 degrees Monday afternoon. The northeast wind at 8 mph that gives us a windchill factor that feels like -6 degrees.

Around the rest of the state, current temps are mostly into the single digits above and below zero east of the Divide, and 20s and 30s in the southwest.

On the threat board, we have a Winter Storm Warning for the Rocky Mountain front the Flathead Valley for 10 to 16 inches of snow and blowing snow until 5 p.m.

Plus, that's a Wind Chill Warning for 45 to 50 below zero wind chills by Shelby and a Flood Watch for the Missouri River. Great Falls has an ice jam on the river, and it's causing flooding at Riverside Park.

Across the rest of the Hi-Line, that's a Wind Chill Advisory for 45 below zero wind chill factors and a Winter Weather Advisory for the northeast for 1 to 2 inches of snow and slick roads and now that Wind Chill Advisory extends all the way across the Hi-Line.

So, as you can see the worst of the cold air will continue to go around the Billings area. Billings has seen its share the snow. It will continue to push its way up toward the northeast and away from Billings.

Our high-resolution forecast model shows we will be in and out of the snow showers off and on for the rest of Monday into Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.

Wednesday morning is the last batch of snow. After that, we start drying up and sunny skies return to the area.

Our temperatures will continue to stay chilly about 10 degrees then roll back down to 1 degree by 10 a.m. back up to about 3 degrees about this time Tuesday afternoon.

The overnight low will be not as bad as we first thought. Teens below zero across the Hi-Line but only 2 below zero in Billings Monday night.

Then Tuesday, we work our way back up to 3 degrees on Tuesday and eventually get back up to 39 degrees by the time Sunday afternoon gets here.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and colder with 2° below zero for the overnight low windchill factors to -25 below. Low -2 degrees.

TUESDAY: Cloudy with a 30% chance for snow in the afternoon and cold. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph, giving us windchill factors to 25 below zero. High 3 degrees

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, dry and a little but warmer. East winds 5 to 15 mph. High 13 degrees.