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Q2 Weather: Snow not expected to be so bad in southern Montana this time

Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 16:09:19-04

BILLINGS- Light rain and snow continue to fall in southern Montana Tuesday.

However, the National Weather Service has withdrawn some of the Winter Weather Advisories from southern Montana, including Billings.

The low-pressure cell that’s been sending all the moisture and snowfall up into Montana from Wyoming is starting to drop a little bit farther south into the Cowboy State.

As a result, Billings and southern Montana is at the extreme northern edge of the snowstorm, and northern Wyoming will be catching the lion’s share.

So far Billings has only measured a light dusting of snow this morning, but places like Columbus have already measured two inches of snow and Red Lodge is reporting three inches.

The forecast for the rest of the day is still calling for scattered snow showers off and on, but temperatures are set to stay mostly into the 30s throughout the day.

The forecast shows the snowfall will pull away from Billings and south-central Montana by early Wednesday morning.

After that, our temperatures are set to warm up into the 40s on Wednesday and top out into the 60s by Friday.

Those high temps will roll back into the 50s on Sunday and Monday of next week.

BILLINGS FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and snow showers this evening and more light snow overnight. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 30 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for snow in the morning. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to the Southwest by the afternoon. High 46 degrees.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 58 degrees.