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Q2 Weather: Severe driving conditions likely with winter storm

Worst conditions by early Saturday
Posted at 5:40 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 07:57:07-05

BILLINGS — Our winter storm is on track to hit Eastern Montana and northern Wyoming on Friday and Saturday.

Snow will start to move in from Billings to the south and west through the day, with light accumulations off and on. Higher amounts can be expected in the mountain foothills.

A mix of snow and freezing drizzle is possible across Eastern Montana through the day. This could cause serious travel concerns.

Heavier snow arrives Friday night, with areas of blowing and drifting snow. Much of the area could have an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow on the ground early Saturday.

Hazardous travel is expected Friday night through Saturday. Slick roads, poor visibility and snowpack roads are expected.

Snow will taper off from west to east Saturday afternoon and evening. Highs will be mainly in the 20s and lows in the teens Friday and Saturday.

Billings forecast:

Friday… Periods of snow with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. High near 25. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday night… Snow could be heavy at times with blowing snow. 3 to 6 inches of accumulation possible. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Low near 19.

Saturday… Mainly morning light snow with a high near 22. Gusty westerly winds will decrease in the afternoon.