Mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds later in the day. Ridgetop winds increasing to 70-80+ mph from the southwest by evening, which could continue to affect some upper mountain lift operations. Highs into the 40s at the base and 30s up top.
Monday Night Snow:
A band of snow moves through later Monday evening into early Tuesday morning bringing a few-several inches of snow to the mountain overnight. Temperatures drop into the teens and 20s overnight with fairly dry and powdery snow expected.
By Tuesday morning here are the expected snowfall amounts.
- 1-5 inches at the base.
- 2-6 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 3-7 inches up top.
Clearing Tuesday with a few clouds and mostly sunny skies expected. Highs dip into the 30s with 20s up top. Ridgetop winds from the WSW could gust up to 20-30+ mph.
Wednesday – Sunday:
Still chilly on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the 30s on the mountain to nearly 40 degrees at the base along with lighter winds.
Thursday through Sunday we expect mostly sunny skies and warming high temperatures. Highs could warm into the 40s for Thursday to nearly 50 degrees at the base, and then into the 50s Friday through the weekend as high-pressure builds in over the West Coast.
Another trough could dig in near the West Coast from around Monday the 24th through the 26th. That could cool temperatures a little and could allow some weak weather systems to move through the Pacific NW at times. Right now it looks like the moisture stays to our north and we could remain in a drier pattern. We’ll continue to watch the trends.
Beyond the 26th, the long-range models continue to suggest that high pressure builds back in over the West through the end of April. That could bring us a drier and milder pattern.