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Q2 Weather: Now that the snow is gone let the sun shine in Billings

Posted at 2:34 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 16:34:10-04

BILLINGS – One day it’s cloudy and snowing and we are breaking the record for the snowiest winter. The next day it’s sunny and back up into the 50s. That’s Montana.

Today’s sunshine is not only the case in Billings but all over Montana including Great Falls.

Now that the snow has stopped the snow begins to melt.

That’s causing some flooding problems across parts of the state. In Meagher County, we have snow melting causing flooding at Ringling.

Snow melt is causing some flooding on Duck Creek Road by Glacier National Park and numerous roads are flooded in Blaine and Hill County along the high line.

The Milk River is over 4 feet out of its banks at Dodson and small streams are beginning to flood around the Glasgow and Jordan area.

The Doppler radar shows no new precipitation is expected in Montana Tuesday, and yesterday’s rain has moved into the central and northern plains.

High pressure is moving in clearing out the skies in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. It is also starting a slow warming trend.

The computer models are showing sunny skies throughout the rest of Tuesday, but a new cold front is expected to sweep into Montana Wednesday night.

We only expect a few cloudy skies late in the day on Wednesday in Billings. Most of the rain will stay in the northeast corner the state.

Temperatures will drop down into the 30s overnight and then bounce back into the low 60s by Wednesday afternoon.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Mostly clear and not so cold. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 35 degrees.

Wednesday: Sunny, dry and warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 68 degrees.

Thursday: Sunny and not quite as warm. West winds 5 to 10 mph the morning becoming southerly in the afternoon. High 64 degrees.