BILLINGS — A significant winter storm is headed our way.
A Winter Storm Warning remains posted for the Billings area and much of south-central and southeast Montana and north-central Wyoming from Friday morning through Saturday evening.
Ahead of the storm, freezing drizzle is possible early Friday in the southeast counties of Montana.
Projections still have the Billings area receiving 8 to 12 inches of snow between Friday morning and Saturday evening.
Since much of Montana and northern Wyoming is under weather-related warnings and watches Thursday evening through Sunday morning, travel conditions are expected to worsen as we head into the weekend.
Along with slippery roads and up to a foot of snow in the southeast, winds could reach 50 mph causing blizzard conditions Friday and Saturday.
The forecast for Billings
Winter Storm Warning – Friday AM through Saturday PM
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cold, north winds 5 to 10 mph, a 30% chance of flurries and a low of 17.
Friday: A 90% chance of snow, 3 inches accumulation, north winds 5 to 15 mph and a high of 26.
Friday night: A 90% chance of snow, another 7 inches accumulation, northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with blowing snow, wind chill between -5 and 5 above, and a low of 18.
Saturday: A 90% chance of snow with additional accumulations possible, northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with blowing snow and a high of 25.