We had quite a wintry weekend and this morning, and it’s still snowing across central Montana.  Road conditions were less than ideal this morning, and roads will likely still be slippery for the evening commute.

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect in many counties in central Montana, including the Helena and Great Falls areas.  Gusty winds and more snowfall mean roads are going to be dangerous for the rest of the day.  Counties just outside of this area are under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until late tonight.  These areas will continue to get more snow, and travel will be difficult.  A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect until tomorrow morning for counties in northeastern Montana.  Those areas will see wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero.  And finally, an AVALANCHE WARNING is in effect for the backcountry in the Gallatin National Forest, and the Bitterroot, Swan, Mission, and Rattlesnake ranges west of the Divide.

Be careful out there today!

Katie Alexander

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A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, Katie chose to major in meteorology when a severe winter storm hit her college town, canceling class for almost a week. She was taking an introductory meteorology course and was fascinated learning how and why the storm came through. After college, Katie moved to Madrid, Spain to teach English for a year, enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate. However, Katie is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up in St. Louis, she has seen everything from flash flooding and funnel clouds to extreme thunderstorms and even thundersnow! But even with all of this experience, nothing could prepare her for winter in Montana. Despite the harsh winter, Katie is excited to forecast and learn about mountain weather patterns, and to live in a state with such fantastic mountains and top-notch stargazing. Katie is the meteorologist on Daybreak, every morning at 6.