BILLINGS — A Winter Storm Warning remains posted for the Billings area and much of south-central and southeast Montana and north-central Wyoming through Saturday evening.
In addition to light to moderate snowfall in the region, freezing rain and freezing drizzle is occurring in portions of southeast Montana, including just east of Billings.
Although the snowfall has lightened up through Friday afternoon, another 5 to 7 inches of snow is expected tonight through Saturday.
Occasionally gusty winds, blowing snow, reduced visibility and slippery roadways make for hazardous travel in the area, especially east of Billings where black ice lies beneath the snow.
Gusty winds, bitter cold overnight wind chills, blowing snow and reduced visibility will remain problematic in the area through Sunday night.
Meanwhile, high pressure rebuilds across the northwest late Saturday into early next week, promising warmer temperatures and afternoon sunshine.
The forecast for Billings
Winter Storm Warning continues through Saturday PM
Tonight: Cold with a 100% chance of snow, another 6 inches accumulation, north winds 15 to 25 mph and blowing snow and a low of 18.
Saturday: Cold with a 90% chance of snow, another 2 inches accumulation, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph, morning wind chills of +5 to -5, and a high of 25.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy and very cold with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph, wind chills of -5 to -15, and a low of 8.
Sunday: Sunny, windy and warmer with a high of 31.