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Q2 Weather: Nice in the short term for Billings, but heavy snow by week's end

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BILLINGS - It has been a foggy, smoggy day across the city of Billings and that’s why the temperatures were a little bit slow to warm up this afternoon.

The temperature in Billings is still very close to what is normal for this time year but a little bit below, at 41 degrees at 2 p.m.

The only threat on the threat board today is a Flood Advisory for parts of Gallatin, Broadwater and Silver Bow counties.

Warmer temperatures are causing excessive runoff from the mountains to the valleys below between Butte and Bozeman.

The big story is the huge ridge of high pressure over the northern Rockies that’s holding back a couple of low pressure cells offshore.

Those low pressure cells will eventually make their way into Montana by the end of the week.

The computer models are estimating Billings could pick up maybe 5 inches of new snow by the time Saturday afternoon gets here, Sheridan could see over 7 inches of snow.

Our temperatures will continue to stay fairly comfortable for another couple of days with highs in to the upper 40s and 50s and low’s into the low 30s.

However, we are expecting cooler temperatures and wet heavy snow by the work week's end.

All this wet heavy snow will add to flooding concerns next week for eastern Montana.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly clear and continued cool. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Low 24 degrees.

Wednesday: Sunny and a little warmer. South winds 5 to 10 mph. High 52 degrees.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 mph. High 49 degrees.

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