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Q2 Weather Update: Warmer Temperatures and Active Weather in the Area

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-08 15:59:46-04

Sunday Afternoon Update:

The system that rolled through the area last night left us with half an inch of measurable snowfall. That leaves us just 0.4” shy of the all time mark.

Conditions in the area are finally starting to resemble spring. Already temperatures in the 40’s in the region, with most places heading up to a high right around 50. Winds have been out of the west southwest which are always warm winds in this region.

Things will cool back down to below freezing in the overnight hours tonight but rebound tomorrow for our warmest day in quite a while. Monday high temperatures are forecasted to be in the low fifties.

There is some active weather across the region as a weak disturbance moves through the area. This is causing some continued snow showers as well as more rain and mixed precipitation. The northeastern portion of the state is getting the bulk of the snowfall. Snowfall in other portions of the state is limited to higher elevations because of the warm temperatures we are seeing. Billings will likely see some of the action with a couple rounds of showers this afternoon.

There is a chance these showers turn into snowfall as things cool into the late evening and overnight hours. With us so close to the all time record I’m hesitant to choose a stance on how exactly this precipitation event will play out. But here it goes anyways, I think we will definitely see a shower or two this afternoon and some flurries overnight. However I do not think that today ends up being a record breaking day.

For now, enjoy the more seasonal temperatures and watch for any flurries later in the evening!