Thursday – Friday Storm:
The next storm will push showers into the region later Thursday morning and increasing through the afternoon. Ridgetop gusts increasing to 50-60+ mph from the southwest through the afternoon. Snow levels will be rising Thursday up to around 7000-7500 ft with some rain on the lower mountain, possibly up to 8k briefly at times.
We should see a period of heavier precipitation Thursday evening into Friday morning with falling snow levels lowering to near to just above the base around 6000-6500 ft. Then lighter showers possible Friday afternoon into Friday night becoming more scattered and ending by Saturday morning. Snow levels hovering between 6000-7000 ft. through Friday, near to just above the base. Then falling below 5000 ft Friday night as the storm begins to move out. Ridgetop winds could continue to be gusty through Friday gusting to 60-70+ mph up top.
Rain at the base turning to snow or a mix Thursday night into Friday and ending as snow Friday night. Mostly snow expected above 7000 ft through the storm. Totals by Saturday morning could be between 1-5 inches of wet snow at the base and 5-15 inches on the mountain from bottom to top.
We should see partly-mostly sunny skies and lighter winds for the weekend. A few scattered snow showers possible Saturday. Highs in the 30s with lighter winds. Warming into the 40s at the base Sunday.
The next storm moves through to our northeast on Monday with some cooler air and breezy winds. Possibly a few light snow showers brushing us. Highs in the 30s on the mountain to near 40 degrees at the base.
Then mostly sunny Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs warming into the 40s at the base Tuesday and then 40s on the mountain to around 50 degrees at the base Wednesday.
We could see another system move through to the northeast next Thursday similar to the Monday system. That would bring another shot of cooler air, breezy winds, and maybe a few snow showers.
Right now the pattern looks much drier overall starting Saturday through the 30th. Some long-range models suggest we possibly transition back to a more active pattern around the end of the month into the first week of April.