Colder temperatures and some significant snow accumulation is expected this week through many parts of Montana, with some areas of the state predicted to have more than 18 inches of powder by midweek.
A Winter Storm Watch is already in effect for Yellowstone County from 6 pm MDT on Monday (10/11) through Wednesday (10/13) at 6 pm MDT. According to the National Weather Service, the snow will start in the mountains tonight (Sunday 10/10), and bring flurries to Billings by Monday evening.
The winter storm watch area also includes Northern Carbon, Southeastern Carbon, and Northern Stillwater county. According to National Weather Service predictions, heavy wet snow is possible with accumulations from 5 to 10 inches by Wednesday night.
How much snow will I get by Wednesday?
Current predictions from the N.W.S. show Billings getting between 4 and 6 inches of accumulation with this storm, and in Red Lodge there could be up to 18 inches of snow.
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Here are some other current snowfall total predictions from around the region:
Roundup, Montana: 3 to 4 inchesBig Timber, Montana: 6 to 8 inchesLivingston, Montana: 6 to 8 inchesHardin, Montana: 4 to 6 inchesSheridan, Wyoming: 8 to 12 inches
Snowfall will be heavier on the grass and less