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April Ends As It Began – Cool & Wet For Butte

Posted at 1:42 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 15:42:15-04

Big upper level Low is sitting over the central and northern Rockies for another day or two and this will keep us cool and wet with more valley rain and higher mountain snow.

See the timing of the additional wet weather and when it will break in the above on demand STORMTracker video forecast with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard.


City by City Forecast:

BOZEMAN: LOW: 34°; HIGH TUESDAY: 52°. Mostly cloudy Monday night with scattered rain or snow. Snow accumulations of up 3" possible above 5,500′. Tuesday watch for patchy valley fog in the morning with off and on showers all day. Snow levels should go up to 6,500′ with an additional 2" possible.

BUTTE: LOW: 30°; HIGH TUESDAY: 51°. Rain and snow expected tonight with little to no accumulation of snow. Tuesday look for a few showers and isolated rumbles of thunder in the afternoon.

DILLON: LOW: 32°; HIGH TUESDAY: 53°. Monday night look for scattered rain or snow Dillon and nearby mountain passes could see a few inches of snow. Tuesday morning look for some patchy valley fog otherwise mostly cloudy with scattered showers and cool NW winds.

WEST YELLOWSTONE: LOW: 26°; HIGH TUESDAY: 45. Scattered snow to continue through Monday afternoon and possibly into Monday night. Snow accumulations should be less than 3" and wet roads will become icy as temperatures drop well below freezing. Tuesday more of the same, off and on rain or snow is likely.


 6-10 Day Forecast:

The weather pattern will be improving beginning Thursday with the next High pressure ridge pattern and temperatures will be warming. As we head into May the 6 to 10 day forecast through May 10th is calling for warmer than temperatures and near to slightly above normal on precipitation. This means area rivers and streams will continue to run high and possible reach or exceed minor flood stage.