Q2 Weather: Rain and snow highlight the forecast

Posted at 5:22 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 07:52:23-04

BILLINGS – A strong spring system will bring rain and snow to most of the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

Between rain and melted snow, most of the area will see between a half inch and 1 inch of total precipitation through tomorrow. Some areas will receive an excess of 2 inches.

One to 2 feet of snow is possible in the higher elevations of the area mountains. The Red Lodge foothills, and even some of the lower elevations, could see several inches of wet snow through Wednesday night.

High temperatures Tuesday will be mainly in the 40s to low 50s, so rain showers expected through the day with clouds and increasing wind.

Breezy conditions could even cause some areas of drifting with wet heavy snow.

Overnight temperatures will be in the 20s to mid-30s, and highs on Wednesday will be the coolest with readings in the 30s to low 40s.

A gradual warm-up will build in later in the week, with another round of showers likely early next week.

Billings forecast

Tuesday… Cloudy to mostly cloudy with rain increasing during the afternoon. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. High near 52.

Tuesday night… Rain becoming a rain-snow mix overnight. Low of about 34. Some light snow accumulation possible, especially in the grassy areas.

Wednesday… Rain and snow in the morning with showers decreasing in the afternoon. Cool with a high around 39.