Rain, cooler temperatures in store for Tuesday

2014-05-06T06:13:00Z 2014-05-09T13:55:07Z Rain, cooler temperatures in store for TuesdayGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

It's going to rain, and possibly snow a little, in Billings on Tuesday.

That's according to the National Weather Service's Billings office, which predicts a 100 percent chance of showers during the day and a 90 percent chance of rain or snow overnight.

The precipitation comes in with a strong central Rockies storm system moving into the area that's expected to "bring significant rain and snow to the region today and tonight," according to an NWS hazardous weather outlook statement issued Tuesday.

The northern slopes of the Beartooth, Absaroka and Big Horn mountains will see the heaviest snow, with several inches expected to fall in the Red Lodge, Roscoe and Nye areas.

In Billings, snow accumulation could reach an inch through the evening.

The high in town for the day will top out at around 55 degrees, while the low will fall to 36.

Rain or snow will continue on Wednesday, with a 90 percent chance during the day to go with a predicted high of 40 degrees. Overnight, there's a 40 percent chance of precipitation and a low of 30 degrees.

The NWS' hazardous weather statement said that Billings could see an additional 2 inches of snow while Red Lodge Mountain could see as much as 18 new inches while the Beartooth and Red Lodge foothills could see 6 to 12 inches.

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