Q2 Weather: Super cold weekend ahead

Posted at 5:01 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 08:18:02-05

BILLINGS – Snow showers ease up Friday morning, record cold air moves in for the weekend.

Winter Weather Advisories for much of south-central and southeastern Montana and northeast Wyoming remain active through Saturday morning. Limit your travel in these areas due to poor road conditions, limited visibility and occasional snowfall.

Winter Storm Warnings for the Crazy Mountains and the Beartooth – Absaroka range remain active until Saturday morning as well. The Beartooth – Absaroka’s could see this week’s total snowfall accumulation of between 2 and 5 feet.

Avalanche Warnings remain in effect indefinitely for the backcountry of the Teton and Yellowstone Park region, the Cooke City area, the Gallatin and the Madison ranges.

Wind Chill Advisories take effect Friday evening through Saturday morning. Wind chills as cold as -25 are expected.

Billings will likely see another 1 to 2 inches of snow Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

With a forecast low of -20 Saturday night, Billings could easily break a record. On top of that, bitter cold wind chills in the -25 to -35 range are expected Saturday, and possibly colder than -40 wind chills Saturday night and early Sunday morning.