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Q2 Weather: Rain and snow in the short term

Not as cold looking ahead
Posted at 5:42 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 08:07:55-04

BILLINGS — Snow, rain and chilly temperatures highlight the short term forecast.

A waive of precipitation is moving through the Rocky Mountains and lifting across northern Wyoming on its way to south-central and southeastern Montana. Periods of light snow, occasionally mixed with rain, will continue off and on Tuesday through at least Wednesday morning.

Most snowfall accumulations will be very light with around an inch or less. Some areas of southeastern Montana could see 2 to 3 inches of total snow over the next couple of days.

Afternoon highs on Tuesday will be mainly into the upper 30s to low 40s with 40s to low 50s possible by Wednesday afternoon. Thursday looks to be the warmest day the week with highs in the 50s to low 60s.

Billings forecast:

Tuesday… A chance of rain and snow showers. Otherwise cloudy to mostly cloudy with a high near 39. Light northeast wind.

Tuesday night… A chance of rain or snow showers during the evening and then a 50% chance of snow overnight. Cloudy with a low of about 30. Any snow accumulation will be light and mainly in the grassy areas.

Wednesday… Cloudy with a chance of morning snow showers with gradual clearing in the afternoon. Around 51 for the high.