WAAAARM today! Storm approaches the area tomorrow with rain and snow developing by Monday evening. 4-8″ likely by midday Tuesday. High pressure and dry weather takes control once again in the extended.
A very strong ridge of high pressure is overhead currently with temperatures up near record levels for much of Utah. Spring skiing at its finest! Good time to go up there and work on your goggle tan.
Things will start to change tomorrow as a system moves toward the Great Basin and Northern Utah via the Pacific Northwest. This system is very similar to the systems we saw last week. Precipitation will move into far northern Utah during the afternoon and reach SLC area during the evening. Rain/snow will fall for most of Monday night before turning showery Tuesday morning. Snow levels will start out above 7,000 feet on Monday evening but will quickly fall to below 5,000 feet by late Monday night. Accumulations will likely be in the 3-8″ range above 6,500 feet.
Tuesday will be your last chance for powder for at least a week as all models agree on strong high pressure ridging over the entire western US through next week. Still some suggestions that the ridge could break down sometime between March 18-20, but no guarantees.
MJO is on the move again toward more favorable phases. Hopefully this will be able to force some troughing by the end of the month and during the first half of April.