A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for portions of Western Montana.  Snowfall is expected today, as well as high wind gusts. This will create difficulties traveling.  Make sure to check roads before you head out! For the passes of Southwestern Montana along the Idaho Border, a WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect until late tonight.   Also, a WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for parts of Southern and Eastern Montana through the entire weekend.

After two relatively quiet days, snow has begun to move into Montana once again.  This snow will not be anything crazy like the snow we’ve seen in past weeks but will accumulate decent amounts across most of Montana.  As this snow comes through, winds will pick up, and- you guessed it- blowing and drifting snow will be an issue.  However, once this snow moves through on Monday, next week should be drier with temperatures reaching above freezing again.

Have a great day.

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.

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