We’ve had a warm start to May, which is keeping with the general theme of 2015. The next few days will continue to feature more of the same. Moisture in the atmosphere is present thanks to a low pressure system spinning up from the southwest. Daytime heating will allow showers and thunderstorms to develop each afternoon. Most widespread showers will be in southern and central Utah but showers in the Wasatch are also possible each day.
Snow levels will mostly be 9000 feet and above, although we could see snow at the base of Snowbird during heavier showers. Accumulations should be light.
Cooler air and a stronger system pushes into the area by Saturday. This will bring more widespread precipitation to Northern Utah on Saturday with lower snow levels (8,000 feet or lower). Accumulations will be possible for Snowbird’s closing weekend. We’ll keep an eye on this and update as needed this week.