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While most of the rainfall has been generally light from Billings to the north through this morning, more flooding could occur with additional rain and snow. A strong Pacific storm system is moving into the area, with rain changing to snow through parts of South Central Montana this afternoon and continuing this evening across the whole area. Most of the area will pick up light snow to about 6 inches. Heavy snow of 6 to 12 inches could accumulate around Livingston, Big Timber and Red Lodge. One to two feet of snow is expected on the north slopes of the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains. Low land flooding will continue across portions of the area as well. A few roads will continue to have water flowing over them, while some roads may have been damaged over the past few days. Use caution and heed warning signs. Ice jams are also occurring on major waterways all around the area. The potential for low land and ice jam flooding will continue through the week, as the rain and snow from the system today and tonight may aggravate flooding at midweek. Billings Forecast: Today: Rain, then snow later in the day. High near 46. Westerly wind 5 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 7pm. Low around 28. East northeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northerly after midnight. New snow accumulation of around 3-5 inches. Tuesday: 90% chance of light snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain. High near 39. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain before sunset. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
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