BILLINGS — Full Forecast
Temps starting to slowly fall across the state as a big winter storm starts to move in.
For some parts, there is going to be a lot of snow.
Blizzard Warning - North Central MT
Great Falls: Blizzard Warning in effect till 5am Monday. Snow accumulations 14 to 24 inches with winds gusting up to 55 mph.
Winter Storm Warnings - Much of the State
Judith Basin, Fergus, Blaine Areas: Sat 11pm – Mon 8am. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
Billings, Red Lodge, Columbus, Livingston Areas: Sat 11pm – Sun 11pm. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches in Billings. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
Winter Weather Advisory - Southeastern MT
Miles City, Hardin, Lodge Grass: Sunday 6am to 11pm. Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of an inch or two. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
Travel throughout much of the state will be difficult on the roads, especially in Western and Northern MT. If you don’t have to travel and can stay off the roads, please do. If you do have to travel, slow down, use caution and have a winter survival kit with you.
Rain will start late tonight and into the early hours tomorrow. As the cold front moves in, that rain will turn to snow. Western and Northern MT will see the majority of the snowfall and here in Billings and east of us, snow should be light overnight.
In the morning we will see the majority of our snowfall.
Right now models are saying 2 to 5 inches in Billings and areas to the east like Sheridan, Broadus and Alzada there will be very little snowfall.
Temps will continue to drop tomorrow. Sunday night temps will be in the teens most places, with single digits in the west.
Winds here in Eastern MT could be gusting between 40 – 50 mph and dropping the wind chills into the single digits. Blowing snow and slick roads will make travel difficult, especially if you are going North or West.
Monday - Saturday:
Monday, we could see some blowing and drifting snow in and around Billings in the morning, but most of the system will have pushed off by then.
The week ahead will be cold. Temps into the 20’s and 30’s. Could be back up into the 40’s by next weekend. But for most of the week, it will be clear with little to no precipitation expected.
BE SAFE OUT THERE EVERYONE!