The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Winter Storm Warning for portions of central and south-central Montana. 

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight Tuesday through noon Thursday.

What is expected: Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized heavier amounts. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph, creating blowing and drifting snow.

Where: This warning includes the locations of Roundup, Melstone, Musselshell, Hysham, Bighorn, Colstrip, Forsyth, Ingomar, Angela, Billings, Laurel, Huntley, Pompeys Pillar, Custer, Broadview, Bridger, Joliet, Fromberg, Belfry, Warren, Hardin, Crow Agency, and Busby.

When: From Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Rain will transition quickly to snow late tonight, with snow becoming heavy at times overnight into Wednesday morning.

Impacts: Travel and outdoor activities will be very difficult. Rural travel may be impossible in some locations. Tree and power line damage is likely and may result in power outages. Those with hunting or recreation interests should prepare accordingly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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