BILLINGS – Winter weather returns Wednesday.
Strong winds and snow will make travel difficult, if not impossible, Wednesday and Wednesday night in southeast Montana and northern Wyoming. Gusts could reach over 50 mph with near-zero visibility possible.
Snow will increase through Wednesday, with clouds and high temperatures in the upper 20s to mid-30s. Higher accumulations are expected south of Billings, including the Red Lodge foothills where 3 to 6 inches are expected. Only light snow is forecast to the north of Billings.
Blowing and drifting snow could be real problems with serious travel concerns from I-94 southward, increasing in severity through Wyoming and South Dakota. I-90 from south of Hardin to Wyoming could be very hazardous later Wednesday.
The storm system quickly exits Thursday, with a warmer and dry weekend to follow.