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Q2 Weather: A brief break today but more snow on the horizon for Billings

Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 16:05:41-04

BILLINGS – By looking at that blue sky, it’s hard to believe Billings recorded up to 7.4 inches of snow Monday.

And now on Tuesday afternoon with the sunny skies and temps in the 20s, we are already starting to melt some of the snow on the city streets.

However, it was a very cold night last night which caused that slushy snow to freeze. Here Billings we wound up with a low of 6 above.

North central Montana had subzero temperatures overnight that dipped to -7 and -8°.

The only issue on the threat board is a Flood Advisory due to snow melt causing flooding on Beaver Creek near Glasgow.

The big winter storm that dumped all the snow is all the way over in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon.

The only snow in Montana is a few lingering flurries up in the Northwest mountains.

The computer models show a new storm is developing out in Western Montana and the first wave of moisture may make its way to the Billings area around midnight Tuesday.

Then by Wednesday evening the next batch of moisture moves in, as rainfall at 6 p.m. That should be followed up by more snow Wednesday night and Thursday.

The computer says that Billings could see up to 2 inches of snow by Thursday midnight and getting close to 4 inches by Saturday afternoon.

Until then our temperatures will be doing a roller coaster ride getting up to the 30s and cooling down to the 20s.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Turning cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers overnight. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 26 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning turning to rain and snow in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 44 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow in the afternoon with possible accumulations. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. High 35 degrees.