Friday should be a nice day with mostly sunny skies, light winds, highs into the 50s at the base, and 40s up top. We could see some clouds increase later in the day ahead of the next storm.
The next storm moves in Saturday morning between 6-9 AM with rain & snow showers, with showers possibly continuing into Saturday evening before clearing later Saturday night. Highs drop into the 30s for Saturday.
Gusty winds up to 80+ mph from the southwest up top in the morning dropping to 40+ by the end of the day. That could delay some upper mountain lift openings in the morning.
Snow levels could start around 6750-7250 ft. Saturday morning, fall near to around 6000-6500 ft. by midday, down to 5750-6250 during the afternoon, and then below 6000 ft. Saturday evening. That means we could see some rain at the base before the change to snow later Saturday into Saturday evening. Any heavier showers could help to drag snow levels lower at times.
We could see 1-3 inches at the base and 2-5 inches of new snow on the upper mountain by Saturday evening. It will start out as a wetter snow and windy in the morning and then it gets colder with diminishing winds later in the day.
The sun returns Sunday but chilly with highs in the 30s up top and 40s at the base. The winds turn north-northeast and could crank back up with gusts up to 70-80+ mph up top by midday. That could affect some upper mountain lift operations again on Sunday, and the winds will make it feel colder than the air temperatures.
Monday – Friday:
High pressure builds in through the end of next week. We should see mostly sunny days and mild temperatures. Highs into the 40s up top and 50s at the base Monday – Tuesday, and then into the 50s & 60s by Wednesday. Breezy north-northeast winds are possible up top through Tuesday with gusts up to 40+ mph.
The ridge begins to break down the weekend of the 26th, with a trough digging into the West Coast by Sunday the 27th. That could open the door to a storm moving in with colder air and more rain & snow Sunday the 27th.
We could see additional weak systems the week of the 28th. We’ll continue to watch the trends.