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Q2 Weather: This snow storm is a one-day-only “white sale” in Billings

BILLINGS- That snow we promised Tuesday is making its appearance Wednesday in the Billings area in the early afternoon.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the temperature in Billings is actually 31 degrees, which as you know is perfect for making snow.

Elsewhere around the state, temperatures are ideal for making snow. However, it’s still a little too warm up by Kalispell for making snow at 38 degrees.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows the big storm that’s producing all the snow in the central plains continues to send copious amounts snowfall up into our neck of the woods.

We are getting snow in northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana and stretching across the south-central part of the state, including Billings.

There’s another batch of snow between Great Falls and Missoula. That’s still another storm that will probably be drawn into this bigger storm in the central plains.

We still have a Flood Advisory in Cascade, due to an ice jam on the Missouri River.

Plus, there are Winter Weather Advisories across the entire Rocky Mountains in Montana and a Blizzard Warning in the southeast corner the state.

A Winter Storm Warning is in Big Horn and Rosebud counties and a Winter Weather Advisory is in place from Billings over to Miles City, which will remain in effect until noon Thursday.

The snow in Billings is only expected to be around an inch or so, but we might get up to three inches by Miles City.

The center the storm is a low-pressure cell over Kansas and is forecast to track toward Iowa by Thursday morning and take all the snow with it, leaving Montana with mostly sunny skies.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with patchy blowing snow in the evening and a 50 percent chance for more snow overnight. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 18 degrees.

THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds and still mild. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 37 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 42 degrees.

Bob McGuire

Bob McGuire

Bob McGuire has been a meteorologist with KTVQ since 1984. He spent 2 years at KOMO-TV in Seattle. He is a Seal of Approval holder from the National Weather Association since 1987.
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