Rain and snow in the mountains on Tuesday

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BILLINGS – It will be a mostly dry day to start the first week of May, but it gets bumpy going forward with several chances of rain.

An area of ​​low pressure moving into southern Idaho will bring a chance of rain to the western side of the state this afternoon into the evening. This low will slide over northern Wyoming tomorrow and bring low level mountain rain and snow to our area. The foothills could receive wet snow Tuesday morning. Precipitation is expected to dissipate by tomorrow evening, but a few lingering showers may persist in southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming through Wednesday.

Up to 1 in. of rain, especially west of Billings, is possible. Between 6 and 12″ could fall in the mountains.

Upper ridges/high pressure take over Wednesday through Thursday, bringing drier and warmer conditions to the region.

Some disruption is expected Friday through the weekend, bringing more showers to much of the region. Depending on the timing, there could be a few isolated strong thunderstorms, especially in southeastern Montana.

Daytime highs will be in the 50s and 60s today, 40 west to 60 east tomorrow, 50 and 60 Wednesday, 60 and 70 Thursday and Friday, 60 Saturday then 40 and 50 Sunday.

Overnight lows will be in the 30s and 40s tonight through Wednesday night, 40s and 50s Thursday and Friday nights, then 30s and 40s over the weekend.

-Miller Robson
Morning Meteorologist Q2
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