Q2 Weather: Unsettled weather week with more flooding, rain and snow in Montana

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 17:39:55-04

BILLINGS- The sun is out and the snow continues to melt in Billings as the temperatures continue to climb up into the upper 40s to low 50s around the region.

Around the state, early afternoon temperatures continued to stay into the 40s to low 50s.

On the flooding scene, we still have a flood advisory the northeast corner of the state and a Flood Warning on the Milk River by Glasgow.

The Musselshell River near Lavina is near flood stage and it is also in Flood Warning.

Over the weekend, the Little Bighorn River closed I-90, when it went out of its banks.

There’s now a Flood Warning in Powder River County because the Powder River and Little Powder River are flooding, causing numerous back roads to close there.

In Carter County, Box Elder Creek and the Little Missouri River are putting water over Highway 323.

The Doppler radar shows you partly cloudy skies and a few lingering showers in southeastern Montana with clear skies in the central part of the state.

But farther out west, we have two upper-level, low-pressure cells that are churning in the Pacific, sending copious amounts of moisture our way.

The jet stream should steer these guys right into us on Wednesday evening and again on Thursday.

We expect maybe one to three inches of snow out of the storms as we go into the latter part of this week.

The high-resolution forecast model shows that we will probably remain dry in the Billings area the rest of Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Maybe sometime Wednesday evening on into Thursday is when we can expect our next snowfall.

In the meantime, temperatures will zoom up into the 50s today drop back down to the 30s later tonight and back up to 68 degrees on Tuesday.

Afternoon highs roll back to the 40s on Thursday and Friday and back to the mid-50s by Sunday.


TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 36 degrees.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 68 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a 40 percent chance for rain in the morning then more rain again in the afternoon. East winds 5 to 10 mph. High 58 degrees.