Sunny and dry weather continues for today (Thursday) and tomorrow. Weak system moving in Friday night into Saturday could drop 1-3″ of snow in the mountains before we return to sunny weather for the second half of the weekend.
High pressure in control today for northern Utah. Weak cutoff low bringing a few clouds and showers to southern Utah currently. Tomorrow the entire state will be dry with increasing clouds in the north.
Next system moves in Friday night into Saturday morning. This is a grazer that will just affect northern Utah. Right now, I don’t see anything more than a quick inch or two from about the Cottonwood/PC north to the Idaho border — at best.
We return to dry, sunny Wx on Sunday and Monday.
Snowpack numbers over the past week have pretty much held serve. Still in the upper 80% range in the central Wasatch with near normal for Ogden Valley and well above normal around Logan as well as the Western Uintas.
Next week we will still be under high pressure for the most part. We may see another grazing weak system around Wednesday of next week. Finally things start to change late next week. EC and GFS both develop a larger trough over the Pac NW. EC keeps most of the precipitation to our north, at least initially, why the GFS is more aggressive in bringing it into the Great Basin. We’ll just have to wait and see what type of consensus forms.