Today will be dry as the latest system is now well east of the area. There is a weak impulse moving through to our north that will allow for a few clouds today, but other than that, today and tonight’s weather will be perfect.
The warm up will be in full effect through Saturday, when we’ll top out in the mid-60s in the valleys and 50s in the mountains. However, BIG changes will come on Sunday. A system is currently progged to drop into the Northern Great Basin on Sunday, bringing with it a strong cold front. Current timing would bring snow to the Wasatch during the day on Sunday with snow possible down to valley floors. Temps on Sunday will likely be 20 degrees cooler than they were on Saturday. 700mb temps will drop to around -13C, the coldest air we’ve seen thus far this season. While there’s not a ton of moisture associated with this system, its cold nature will allow for rapid accumulations and the potential for lake effect on Sunday night into Monday southeast of the GSL. Too early to talk exact amounts, but right now it looks to be in the 4-8″ range in the mountains with perhaps an inch or two in the valleys.
GFS model then drops another weak wave into the area on Wednesday for a few additional snow showers. Euro waits until later in the week before moving another system into the area. Either way, the models keep a cold, active pattern going through at least mid-month. This will allow for plenty of snow-making and the help of occasional natural snow.
This weekend might be the time to winterize your house if you haven’t done so already!