Snow will develop this afternoon and continue at times overnight into Sunday morning. Not a huge storm, but enough snow for some powder turns on Sunday. A break for the work week as high pressure dominates. Active weather looks to return next weekend.
Not much change in the forecast. Models have been remarkably consistent over the past few weeks, which makes things easier as a forecaster. Moisture will spread into the area starting this afternoon. Locations favored in SW flow could get in on the best action first this afternoon. Snow levels will initially be higher (5500-6000 ft), but should lower overnight as the cold front passes through — dropping down to valley floors. The timing of this storm is good for a Sunday powder day. Get up early, ski powder, then you can come home and watch football.
Here is the NAM-WRF 4km output for snowfall for this storm:
Heaviest amounts for the central Wasatch as well as the mountains of central Utah. Overall, I think 4-8″ for most mountains with 6-12″ for the Cottonwoods.
We should clear out by Monday. Warming trend continues into the week with high pressure in control. Late in the work week, the ridge will start to flatten and a trough will start dropping in out of the northwest. Looks like precip could arrive by next Saturday into Sunday. Too early to know exact strength of this system, but more weekend powder looks like a good possibility. Hopefully active weather will continue through the first week of February.