Looks like scattered showers will be possible in the high country this weekend. Then, our low pressure system will track south, then east on Monday and push through the area. A cold front will swing through and bring some rain to the valleys and snow to the mountains. Snow levels will fall rapidly down to 7k feet or lower. Nothing too strong, but a few inches up high cannot be ruled out. Snow showers could continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. More details tomorrow… WSF
Rain showers today (Thursday) are possible as moisture increases across the region. Warmer temps and chances for showers continue this weekend. Things change early next week as another cold trough passes through the region, bringing high elevation snow showers to Utah.
Showers today (Thursday) are certainly possible, perhaps even likely in the mountains. Snow levels will be extremely high, probably above 11,000 feet. A bit of a break tomorrow and perhaps Saturday, then showers increase again later in the weekend as a trough approaches.
A system is going to drop down the Pacific coast and bring precipitation to the Cascades and Sierra Nevada. Then it will push east across the Great Basin, bringing colder temps to Utah on Monday and Tuesday. The cool temps will be accompanied by snow showers in the mountains as well. Right now, the Euro is more bullish with this system than the GFS. Overall, it doesn’t look overly strong at this time, but we could see a few inches of accumulation once again in the highest elevations. We’ll have to watch.
I may not be able to update until later in the weekend.
P.S. I wrote a guest blog for Ski Utah. In it, I wanted to see if an active October eventually leads to a deeper end-of-season snowpack. This is not a seasonal forecast, and right now it’s far too early to know if our October will be “active” or quiet. Just a fun way for me to satisfy my curiosity. You can read it by clicking HERE.