Tuesday – Friday:
High pressure continues to build in over the region through the end of the week. That will continue the mostly sunny skies and will bring a warm-up. Highs into the 50s at the base and 40s up top Tuesday, and then into the 60s at the base by Wednesday through Friday. We may even approach 70 degrees at the base Thursday & Friday.
The winds could still be a little gusty Tuesday morning but then should drop off, with lighter winds through Thursday. Then southwest breezes could pick back up by Friday afternoon with gusts up to 40+ mph up top.
Over the weekend high pressure breaks down as a cold trough begins to push in from the north. We should cool into the 50s for highs Saturday and 40s on Sunday. Mostly sunny skies should continue. Winds up top could continue to gust up to 40+ mph from the west Saturday afternoon and possibly a bit stronger for Sunday.
The cold trough is established over the West by Monday, and it could linger through most of the week bringing in cooler air and an unsettled pattern. Highs only in the 30s by Monday.
The latest long-range forecast model runs continue to show the chance for a system to bring snow showers to the area next Monday, and possibly another system for next Wednesday. That could bring light snowfall accumulations to the mountain both days.
We will continue to watch the trends as we get closer, and we will fine-tune the snowfall forecast if the storms continue to show up for next week. The pattern could become warmer & drier again by the weekend of the 16th into the week of the 18th.