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Q2 Weather: Three storms will dance around Billings this week

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 16:34:04-04

BILLINGS- On Monday afternoon, Billings has partly cloudy skies and fairly cool temperatures. In fact, it was 48 degrees at 2 p.m.

Most of the other temperatures around the state were mostly into the 40s.

Although we did have a few places like Livingston, Helena, Great Falls and Kalispell in the low 50s. The cold spot was Cut Bank at 34 degrees.

We also have two Winter Weather Advisories one for the BMountainsuntains in northern Wyoming, where we could see another one to three inches of snow through 6 p.m.

The other Winter Weather Advisory stays in effect until 6 a.m. for another possible two inches of snow in Carter and Powder River counties of Montana.

The Doppler radar and satellite imagery shows rain mixing with snow already in parts of Powder River and Carter County.

We are seeing more snow up at the top of the Bighorns, while the storm is producing some rain down and Sheridan, Wyo.

We have a combination of three storms to affect us this week. Storm one is already down in Colorado, producing snow there all the way up into the Bighorns of Wyoming.

Storm 2 is forecast to move into Idaho and start slinging snow up into Western Montana. Eventually by Wednesday mornin,g it will send snow into Billings.

In fact, Tuesday night into Wednesday is Billings best chance of snow, about a 40 to 50 percent chance.

Storm three tracks to the North of Montana and stays in southern Canada, but eventually comes down into the northern plains on Saturday night.

This could produce snow for north-central Montana all the way down to the Southeast corner of the state by Saturday evening.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy cool and dry. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 32 degrees.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for snow in the morning then rain in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 43 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow in the morning turning to rain in the afternoon. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 37 degrees.