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Q2 Weather: Kind of an throw back to early spring in Montana

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 17:21:20-04

BILLINGS – It has been a cloudy and gloomy day in the Magic City this Monday. We’ve seen a few sprinkles, and the temperature is little colder than normal.

It was 59 degrees in Billings at 2 p.m. Monday, and we still have a threat of isolated showers across most of Montana and into the Dakotas.

But the big story today is the Winter Weather Advisory until midnight for the Beartooth Mountains, where we could see 2 to 4 inches of snow there and on the Beartooth pass.

The Doppler radar shows you the snow showers up in the Beartooth Mountains right now and down the valley were seeing nothing but scattered light rain showers.

However, this morning at Big Sky Resort this is the way it looked, the snow was falling enough where it was sticking to the grassy areas on the roofs of the ski resort.

Not only in the Beartooth Mountains, but the Bitterroot Mountains of west-central Montana were also seeing snow showers today.

Elsewhere on the plains, it was too warm for snow, so we were seeing just some very scattered rain isolated showers.

Our high resolution computer model shows of the showers are expected to stick around for south central Montana until about 6 p.m.

Then those too will start to fade away, and Billings will see mostly sunny skies returning and warmer temperatures moving in Tuesday.

Temperatures will continue to stay in the low 60s the rest of the afternoon, cool down to the 40s in the morning and back up to 69 degrees by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for early evening showers. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 41 degrees.

Tuesday: Sunny and a little but warmer. West winds 10 to 20 mph. High 74 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and much warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 84 degrees.