A winter storm warning will be in effect Thursday night through Saturday afternoon in some high-elevation areas in south-central Montana.

Additional snow is expected through Saturday night in the Billings area, while colder temperatures will continue, the National Weather Service said Friday morning.

Two to four inches of snow is expected in the Billings area, while more snow is forecast for west of Billings, with eight to 12 inches of snow possible in the Yellowstone National Park area.

The NWS also has issued a winter weather advisory from noon Friday to midnight Saturday night for Musselshell, northern Stillwater, Yellowstone, eastern Carbon and Golden Valley counties.

The advisory said total snow accumulations of three to five inches, with localized amounts of up to seven inches, are expected and to plan for slippery road conditions. The heaviest snow is expected Friday night through Saturday morning.

The NWS urged motorists to be prepared for reduced visibility and icy roads.

Friday’s high in the Billings area will be about 37 degrees with a chance of snow in the morning then scattered rain and snow showers. Total daytime accumulation of less than an inch is possible. The low will be about 26 degrees with scattered snow showers.

Saturday’s high will be about 34 degrees with a 90 percent chance for snow, mostly before noon. New snow accumulation of two inches is possible. The low will be about 18 degrees with a 40 percent chance of scattered snow showers.

Sunday’s high will be about 29 degrees with a 30 percent chance of snow. The low will be about 18 degrees.



Federal Court, Yellowtone County Reporter

Federal court and county reporter for The Billings Gazette.