Happy First day of Meteorological Spring, everyone! After February brought feet of snow, heavy winds, and dangerously cold temperatures, it feels good to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today looks like it’s going to be a (relatively) beautiful day in Big Sky Country.  There’s a bit of snow right now west of the Continental Divide and up in the Mountains, but most Montanans are going to see some clearer skies and mild temperatures in the 30s and even in the 40s in places!  Tonight, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will go into effect for the southwestern corner of Montana, near the Idaho border.   Winds will pick up tonight, resulting in blowing and drifting snow.  Additionally, some more snow will make its way through our state tomorrow, but it won’t be anything major.  If you’re excited about these springtime temperatures, today is the day to get out there and enjoy it!  Although the worst of winter looks to be behind us, that snow moving in tonight will stick around until next week.

Have a fantastic 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.