BILLINGS – Snow returns to the area, especially Monday night through Tuesday morning.
Monday will be cloudy to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Snow showers will develop through the day in the mountains, and then spread to the lower elevations Monday night through Tuesday.
Snow accumulations in the Red Lodge foothills could be as high as 6 to 10 inches, with over a foot possible in the mountains. Winter Weather Advisories for the foothills and a Winter Storm Warning for the higher peaks are in place.
Snow accumulations will very much depend on the time of day when the heavier snows occur, but the chance of accumulating snow in the lower elevations, including Billings, is Monday night through Tuesday morning.
Travel will likely be impacted with heavy, wet snow. Young livestock may be at risk, and the trees with new leaves could lose branches. Power outages are possible.
Temperatures Tuesday morning will be chilly, with readings mainly in the 20. High temperatures only reach the 30s to low 40s Tuesday afternoon.
Monday… Mostly cloudy with a high near 42. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday night… Rain and snow showers possible in the evening and then snow overnight with only a light accumulation. Low of about 30.
Tuesday… Snow likely especially in the morning, tapering off through the day. High around 38.