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Snow scrapers and snow boots will be in demand Wednesday because Billings is in for some heavy snow and below freezing temperatures.

The National Weather Service is expecting heavy snow throughout the day as the temperature falls to around minus 2 by 5 p.m., with a wind-chill factor of minus 15 as winds blow between 19 and 22 mph.

The daytime snow accumulation is expected to be around 4 inches.

A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service that will remain in effect through 5 a.m. Friday.

Snow is expected to fall through the week, dropping 4 inches on Wednesday night, 2 inches on Thursday and 3 more inches on Thursday night, totaling to between 9 and 13 inches of snow by late Thursday night.

Drivers are asked to be cautious on roadways as the storm has the potential to making travel hazardous or "impossible" according to the weather service. 

The Montana Highway Patrol responded to numerous slide-offs and crashes on Interstate 90 between Billings and Laurel on Wednesday afternoon. A few minor injuries were reported.

 

 

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