The story for this week is rather gross, especially if you live in valleys, where inversions will continue to strengthen through Friday — leading to increasingly dense urban haze. Up high, temps will continue to moderate with blue bird conditions likely today and tomorrow.
The next system will brush the far north on Friday into Friday night. Models have been increasing QPF with this system, so it looks like a few flakes will fly in the northern Wasatch, although maximum accumulations look to stay around an inch or two mainly north of SLC. The big question is will this front be strong enough to mix out the valleys… we’ll have to wait and see.
We will then dry out again for the weekend and into early next week, inversions will redevelop. Next chance for a system continues to be late next week (Dec 19-20). Both the GFS and EC have similar solutions with a large ridge of high pressure amplifying in the Eastern Pacific, allowing a very cold trough to dive into the Western Continental US. Essentially, it looks to be an almost carbon copy of the freezing cold trough that just exited the region. Still too early to know the exact strength and details, but it looks like there’s a good chance for another cold snap just before Christmas.
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