Q2 Weather: Not done with the rain yet

Posted at 5:02 AM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 07:02:10-04

We are not done with rain yet.  Not even close.

The same slow moving weather system that has been bringing cool and wet conditions for days continues Tuesday, and is still around Wednesday.

Moderate to heavy rain is likely here and there, although the exact locations will be hard to pinpoint.  There is a lot of available moisture in the atmosphere, and areas east of Billings may be the hardest hit Tuesday.

Storms may not be as large and widespread as recent days. Rain continues, but decreases through Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has Flood Watches in effect for much of the area west of Billings.  Streams, rivers, and even ditches could rise rapidly, possibly leading to flooding. Do not cross a road covered in water, and rural roads may become too muddy to travel.

Thursday looks warm and dry during the day, but showers and thunderstorms that could turn severe are possible by late Thursday.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. A high near 69 with a light invariable North breeze. Patches of morning fog.

Tuesday night… Showers and thunderstorms during the evening, and then a chance of showers overnight. Some storms could produce heavy rain. Otherwise, cloudy to mostly cloudy with a low of about 53.

Wednesday… Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or after dude thunderstorms. Around 71 for the high.