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Q2 Weather: Dry today, but more rain and snow move in Friday

Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 16:32:17-04

BILLINGS- Mostly sunny skies greeted the residents of Billings Wednesday with temperatures into the 40s and 50s already. We have a red flag warning Wednesday for northeastern Montana.

Any fire starts in the northeast will spread quickly due to high winds and low humidity.

The Doppler radar has just a few sprinkles in eastern Montana as the jet stream continues to push the rain out of the state.

More rain, however, moves into the state on Friday with snow up in the higher elevations.

The latest computer models suggest, anywhere from four to six inches of snow are possible in western Montana.

The GFS forecast model says two to four inches of snow could fall in Billings through Tuesday.

In fact, the computers are suggesting the snow could start falling as soon as Sunday night through Monday into Tuesday.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds but still mild. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 40 degrees.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with an 80% chance for rain showers and a slight chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. North winds 5 to 15 mph. High 60 degrees.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 40% chance for rain in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 15 mph. High 60 degrees.