Q2 Weather: Hazardous travel concerns Friday

Posted at 6:07 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 08:11:55-05

BILLINGS – Rain, snow, wind, and hazardous travel for Friday.

A strong cold front moving north to south should reach Billings during the early afternoon. Rain showers will turn to snow or a rain/snow mix.

Temperatures will be warmest early in the day and drop through the afternoon and evening.

Icy roads are the number one concern with the chance of rain or melting snow quickly freezing.

Winds along the front may actually help, but drying off roadways, and helping to keep some of the moisture from reaching the ground.

The Beartooth and Absaroka mountain ranges and the Red Lodge foothills could see 3 to 6 inches of snow.

For the rest of the area, modest snow totals are expected.  Across the plains (Including Billings), a trace to 2 inches is expected with a few places as much as 2 to 4 inches.