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Q2 Weather: Winter storm becomes winter chilly in Billings

Could see some record cold readings
Posted: 5:47 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 19:48:23-04

BILLINGS — As the snow winds down, very cold temperatures are staying behind.

Areas of snow will continue, especially in southeast Montana, through Thursday afternoon. Snow showers will wind down from Billings westward overnight through early Thursday with additional light accumulations.

EVENING FORECAST 10/9/2019

Freezing roads are expected through the evening hours, and bridges could be especially hazardous. Moderate to heavy snow east of Billings will add additional visibility concerns Wednesday night.

Thursday morning temperatures will be as cold as the single digits in the mountain foothills with teens around Billings and low 20s in the eastern plains where snow is more likely.

Thursday afternoon highs will be mainly in the 20s to around 30 degrees with the clearing sky. Snow showers could linger in eastern Montana but should be done by the afternoon.

Somewhat breezy conditions will continue with cooler than average temperatures through the weekend. Temperatures will be especially cold Friday morning with readings in the single digits to mid teens.

Despite plenty of afternoon sun, highs will stay mainly in the mid 30s to mid 40s Saturday and Sunday with lows in the teens and 20s.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday night… Areas of light snow continue with a low of about 18. 1 to 2 inches of additional accumulation are likely.

Thursday… A chance of morning snow showers, with clearing in the afternoon. Mostly sunny with a high near 30.