Mostly sunny skies for Thursday. It will be mild with highs into the 40s at the base and 30s up top. It will be a nice day with soft snow, but breezy up top. We start with lighter west winds and then gusting up to 50+ mph up top by afternoon.
Friday’s Weak System:
The next storm is forecast to move in Friday morning and last into Friday evening clearing overnight. The snow is expected to be pretty light. We could start with snow levels just above the base initially and then falling below to the base during the morning.
Ridgetop winds gusting from the southwest up to 90+ mph in the morning likely closing some upper mountain lifts, and then maybe only dropping to 70+ mph by the end of the day.
The forecast models continue trending downward with the precipitation this morning. We could see a coating up to 2 inches at the base after a change to snow, and 1-3 inches of new snow on the mountain by Friday evening.
We are expecting beautiful weather this weekend. It starts chilly behind the cold front Saturday. But sunny skies and light winds are expected but Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 30s both days and approaching 40 degrees at the base Sunday.
The long-range forecast models continue to show a drier pattern possibly lasting through mid-month, or even longer. We could see some milder temperatures as well later next week. For most of next week expect sunny skies and highs into the 40s.
We could see the pattern start to shift again during the 3rd week of January. Initially, we could see a colder pattern return with weaker systems possible later in the month. We’ll let you know when we see signs of storms returning.