Under partly cloudy skies, Utah is yawning and stretching from its long winter's sleep and awakening to spring.
Officially, the Vernal Equinox that marks the beginning of the new season doesn't arrive until Wednesday. But already, north to south, the state's forecast was well on the way to balmier times.
Northern Utahns looked for high temperatures Tuesday in the upper-50s, up a few degrees from Monday's forecast. In the southern reaches of the state, spring's preview was well under way with highs Tuesday pegged in the mid- to upper-70s, mirroring Monday's forecast.