BILLINGS – Typical spring weather is settling in.
After a series of showers Sunday night into Monday morning, partial clearing and gradual warming occurred across much of the region Monday afternoon.
Some reporting stations north of Cooke City reported up to a foot of new snow Sunday night into Monday morning. Lesser amounts were reported in higher elevation portions of Park and Carbon counties.
Billings picked up another four-hundredths of an inch of rain early Monday morning for a 24-hour total of eight- hundredths.
Temperatures will be a bit cooler than average on Tuesday and warming up a bit on Wednesday. Look for the wind to pick up across the region Wednesday afternoon as well. We’ll see a good chance of showers both days with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible, mainly east of Billings.
A dryer and warmer weather pattern is expected to settle in for Thursday through Saturday.
The forecast for Billings:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, light northeast winds and a low of 37.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler, a 50 percent chance of rain showers with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible, and a high of 56.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance of showers, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and a low of 37.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, west winds 15 to 25 mph and a high of 59.