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Q2 Weather: Billings is in between storms again on Tuesday evening

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 16:24:12-04

BILLINGS – The rain and snow in south-central Montana Tuesday morning has now officially left the region, and the sun is trying to make a comeback or a come out.

The temperatures in the early afternoon are still in the upper 40s in the Billings area and the threat board still contains a lot of flooding issues along the Hi-Line.

Most of the flooding problems are due to rapid snow melt inundating local area streams and rivers. Plus we still have a Winter Weather Advisory in Daniels and Valley counties.

Most of today’s rain and snow in south-central Montana has returned to  mostly into snow up in Northeast corner the state.

Plus we still have a Winter Weather Advisory for the Bighorn Mountains in Sheridan County, Wyo. There 4 to 8 inches of snow are still possible by 6 p.m.

The Doppler radar shows the reason why. We are still seeing snow in the Bighorns and sweeping into Eastern Montana as the afternoon wears on.

So at the moment, Billings is in between weather disturbances. A low pressure cell in Alberta Canada is literally pulling all of this rain and snow away from Billings.

However, we still have a little bitter rain and snow in Western Montana caught up in a northwesterly flow of air.

Some of that could make its way to the Billings area about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and bring us a couple sprinkles.

After that, the rain and snow continue to move away and sunny skies return on Wednesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for early isolated rain showers. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Low 31 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a little warmer. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 55 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and continued mild. East winds 5 to 15 mph high 55 degrees.