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Q2 Weather: Sun, snow, melting, and wind in just a few days

Posted at 6:52 AM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 09:07:08-04

More melting will happen this week, but a chance of more snow Wednesday.

Expect plenty of sunshine and high temperatures mainly in the 30s to low 40s for Monday and Tuesday. This will cause more ponds of water across roadways, and it is a good time to take measures to prevent flooding basements.

Ice jams on rivers and streams could become a bigger problem, so livestock and equipment should be moved from low-lying areas.

Winds will increase around the Livingston/Big Timber/Harlowton area Monday, and could be very gusty by Monday night/Tuesday. Gusts could reach over 55 miles an hour around Livingston through Tuesday.

Another weather system will move into the region Wednesday, and temperatures will drop mainly into the 30s with increasing clouds.

Snow is expected around the Billings area anywhere from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. But the higher accumulations seem to be headed for the higher elevations of Southeast Montana and northern Wyoming where 2 to 4 inches could be expected.

A return to warmer and drier conditions are expected closer to the weekend with additional melting.