Q2 Weather: Rain and snow will cause problems this week

Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 07:58:14-04

BILLINGS – A spring storm will get the area midweek.

From Tuesday through Wednesday evening, a foot or more of new snow is possible in the mountains and foothills. Areas including Billings could see rain and several inches of wet and heavy snow.

Travel problems are anticipated, and some power outages are possible with additional threats to low young livestock.

Monday will be cooler than the weekend, with highs mainly in the 50s and some low 60s east of Billings. Expect increasing clouds with showers most likely around the mountain foothills in high elevations.

Mountain snow and valley rain showers will increase Monday night through Tuesday. Lows will be mainly in the 30s to low 40s, and highs Tuesday 45 to 55.

Tuesday night through Wednesday, rain showers will switch to snow in some areas. The highest accumulations are expected in the bear tooth and Absaroka ranges, with some wet heavy snow in southeast Montana and northern Wyoming.

Right now, Billings looks like it could receive 1.5 to 3.5 inches of snow.

Billings forecast

Monday… Mostly cloudy with a high near 55. A chance of rain showers, otherwise cloudy to mostly cloudy.

Monday night… Mostly cloudy during the evening with showers likely especially overnight. A low near 42.

Tuesday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with rain becoming heavier during the afternoon. About 51 for the high.