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Q2 Weather: Tuesday is the warm before the next storm in Billings

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BILLINGS - It has been another beautiful day in the Magic City with nothing but sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

In Billings, the temperature got to 36 degrees at 2 p.m. this Tuesday, and we are starting to melt some of that snow that fell last week.

Even at Red Lodge, it was a sunny day with plenty of snow and plenty of folks enjoying the skiing.

However, the next system is already starting to send a few clouds into the Hi-Line and central Montana.

This is just the first wave of moisture moving in and will probably just come in as clouds.

That’s what our computer model is showing tonight, just a few clouds rolling by.

However, that next cold front will be moving in from Canada on Wednesday afternoon and bringing with it colder temperatures and snowy conditions.

Here in Billings, we think the snow will not get here until after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In the meantime, the threat board is starting to fill up across the Hi-Line for blowing and drifting snow there. We even have a Blizzard warning around Glacier National Park for 65 mile-per-hour winds creating ground blizzards.

There’s also a Winter Weather Advisory for Northwest Montana, also for blowing and drifting snow.

Plus, a surface trough is draped from Harlowton all the way down to Cody.

That is causing some gusty winds on Tuesday, and gales from 60 to 70 mph are possible.

The computer models estimate Billings could pick up maybe an inch and a quarter of snow out of the next storm by Friday.

Almost 3 inches of snow are possible at Livingston and an inch and a half at  Miles City and Sheridan could see one more inch of snow.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy and warmer. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low 27 degrees.

Wednesday: Partly sunny in the morning, clouding up in the afternoon with a 20 percent chance for afternoon rain or snow. West winds 15 to 25 mph. High 42 degrees.

Thursday: Snow likely in the morning then a chance for more snow in the afternoon and much colder. Snow accumulations are possible. North winds 5 to 15 mph, chance of snow is 70 percent. High 19 degrees.

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