Starting about 11 this morning, rain or snow is forecast to start falling on the Billings area. Before Friday morning, two inches of snow could be on the ground.
Billings may get off more lightly than other parts of Montana, where up to 6 inches is forecast from the storm moving in today.
A snow advisory for Billings will remain in effect until 11 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
High temperature today in Billings will be about 39 degrees with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Winds this morning will be from the west at 10 to 20 mph. By afternoon they will be howling from the northwest at 15 to 30 mph. Gusty winds causing reduced visibility and blowing and drifting snow could make travel hazardous across much of Montana today.
Chance of snow this evening remains at 60 percent. Winds in the evening will be from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph, but overnight will switch to the south at 5 mph.
Friday's high will be about 37 degrees, but the wind will be gone. Light and variable winds are expected in the morning and will settle at about 5 mph from the south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
In the 24 hours that ended at 5 this morning, Billings received .04 inches of precipitation.