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Q2 Weather: Looking ahead to more snow, rain and wind

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 07:51:12-04

Still focusing on rain and snow Thursday and Friday.

The biggest weather impacts are still on track to hit us Thursday night through Friday. Areas of wet, heavy snow and strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow.

Conditions could become dangerous for anyone traveling Thursday night with low visibility and slushy roadways.

The cold wet snow will also be hard on young livestock.

Ahead of the storm system for Wednesday, temperatures will be close to seasonal highs reaching the 50s for many locations.

Expect more clouds than Tuesday, with showers in the morning; warmer in quieter conditions for the afternoon; and then rain by the evening.

Mountains will start to receive snow tonight, with rain switching to snow during the day across the plains tomorrow. Lows will be mainly in the 30s with afternoon highs on Thursday mainly in the 40s.

Snow totals east of Billings could be fairly high, with some areas receiving 8 to 12 inches of snow.

Billings will receive the bulk of the snow Thursday night, with 3 to 6 inches possible. Additional accumulations could happen Thursday evening and Friday morning pushing snow totals as high as 5 to 10 inches.

Billings forecast:

Wednesday… Morning showers, gradually becoming partly to mostly sunny. A high near 58. Northwest wind increasing in the afternoon 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday night… Mostly cloudy with a chance of evening rain showers with rain and snow likely overnight. A low of about 36.

Thursday… Mainly rain showers or a rain snow mix during the day. A high near 41. Rain will switch to snow during the afternoon and evening.