Q2 Weather: Rain, snow, and chilly

Posted at 5:52 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 07:55:23-04

BILLINGS – A wet and cold forecast that includes a Flood Watch, and Winter Storm Warnings.

Rain will increase across the area with the heaviest potential south and east of Billings. Some areas could see 1 to 3 inches of rain through the week.

Heavy mountain snow is possible through Wednesday night, with more snow possible later in the week. Wet snow is likely in the foothills, including around Red Lodge and Cody, Wyoming.

Dense, wet and heavy snow is expected in area mountains with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. For the lower elevations, soil could become saturated causing flooding on non-pay for rural roads. Creeks and streams could also see strong rises and ponding water in low areas.

Afternoon temperatures will be mainly in the 40s to low 50s through Thursday. Overnight temperatures will be in the 30s to low 40s.

The coolest and wettest weather will be through Thursday. The chance of precipitation decreases over the weekend, and temperatures could reach the 60s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases for Memorial Day.

Billings forecast

Tuesday… Rain increasing through the afternoon. A high near 47. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night… Rain was patchy fog overnight. Low of about 40.

Wednesday… Rain, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.