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Q2 Weather Update: rain/snow event coming Monday

Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 18:42:28-04

Q2 Weather Update:

Happy Earth Day! I hope you had a great day and got out and enjoyed this beautiful planet we call home. And if your form of getting out and enjoying the great day we had was playing golf, I can only hope you played better than me. The weather was beautiful but my scorecard was not.

One of the main reasons I hope you got out and enjoyed today is that things are going to change quite a bit heading into tonight and tomorrow.

There is a system pushing our way that is deep and is carrying a lot of moisture in it.

We will likely start to see the effects of this system by very early on Monday morning (1 a.m. or so) and by the time people are beginning their Monday morning commute things will likely have cooled off enough for snow to both fall and accumulate. I am not worried about the roadways for the most part, but the potential for snow accumulation on cooler surfaces is definitely there.

We will feel the effects of this system all day as a breezy northeast wind continues to push back up the mountains and fuel the precipitation.

Right now model runs are suggesting Billings will get around three quarters of an inch of precipitation which is definitely a significant number.

Afternoon temperatures will be very cool, likely below 40°. So brace for a rather unpleasant start to the week.

The positive here is that Monday is the only day that looks like this. The incoming system moves quickly and will likely clear out by the mid-evening hours.

Temperatures will rebound for a mild Tuesday and then things heat up for the rest of the week.

By the weekend we will again be looking at temperatures around that 70 degree mark.