A cooler trough has dug into the region for Thursday with a system moving through to the north. We will see sunny skies but with cooler temperatures. Highs are only in the 40s for Thursday. We have gusty ridgetop winds in the morning up to 60+ mph that will be falling into the afternoon.
The pattern of systems moving through to our north will continue for the next 7 days. A system moves through Saturday, Monday, and next Thursday the 5th. Each will bring a slight cool down with highs in the 50s at the base and 40s up top along with some gusty ridgetop winds and some clouds possible.
The Saturday system looks to only bring southwest ridgetop gusts up to 40+ mph but then stronger winds up to 90+ mph are possible for Monday. We could see some upper mountain lift closures for Monday. The forecast models are at odds on how far south precip will track with each system.
Some models keep us dry through next Thursday, other models track each system slightly farther south. We could see a stray shower Saturday, and a better chance for a few showers Monday and next Thursday if we see the systems track farther south. Snow levels likely above 7000 ft.
For now, expect a slight cooldown, some clouds, breezy winds, and a chance of a stray shower with each system. In between systems, we should see sunny skies and lighter winds. Highs into the 60s at the base and 50s up top.
The progressive spring pattern could continue through the long range with systems moving through the Pacific NW every few days or so. That could continue a pattern where we see slight cooldowns, a few clouds, and breezy winds every few days or so.
Right now no significant precipitation is showing up on the models through the long range. But I’ll continue to keep an eye on it through the rest of the spring, and I’ll let you know when/if we could see any additional snowfall before the end of the season.