BILLINGS – Our weekend winter storm continues to develop, with the biggest impacts east of Billings.
Clouds will increase throughout the day Friday, with afternoon highs reaching the 30s to low 40s. Areas of northern Wyoming will start to see showers develop during the afternoon and early evening.
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for areas from around Columbus, Harlowton to the east all the way into the Dakotas. This includes Yellowstone County and Billings.
Three to 6 inches of accumulation should be common in these areas, with bands of heavier snow possible. But this will be over a long time frame from Friday afternoon through Sunday.
The bulk of the snow should fall Saturday.
Because temperatures will continue to move above freezing and much of the area, areas of rain and snow freezing, or snow melting and refreezing may be a bigger concern than the snow totals themselves.
Use caution and be aware of quickly changing conditions when driving.
Areas West of Billings will get significantly less snow. Portions of Northeast Montana around Jordan, Glasgow, and Malta could see a bulls-eye of higher snow totals.