After midnight and into Thursday morning we should see some heavier precip ahead of the cold front, but not that heavy. Snow levels were just above the base today but they will drop overnight with snow on the entire mountain. By Thursday afternoon we should have 3-6 inches at the base and 6-9 inches up top.
We should begin clear out Thursday afternoon but not completely as we remain under a moist flow through the weekend. Expect clouds and sun through the weekend with the best chance of light precip along the crest. Snow levels will be fairly low even though temps will be mild at the base. Expect some light snow showers above 7000 ft. on Saturday and Sunday but not much accumulation.
Temperatures will be cooler on Thursday with the cold front with highs in the 40′s at the base and 30′s on the mountain. For the rest of the weekend the temps will be around 50 at the base, in the 40′s at mid-mtn. and the 30′s at the summit. Overnight lows will be mild in the 30′s except for Thursday night which we will drop into the 20′s.
The system for Monday is now trending further North so we may end up dry but just a little cooler on Monday. The moist flow will continue as a low spins up in the Northeast Pacific and pushes a couple of systems into the Pacific NW. We should stay fairly dry as they stay to our North but we could see some light precip on Wednesday.
The ridge now looks like it won’t retrograde as far West the end of next week so the trough won’t dig as far down the West coast. We should see some colder air Thursday and Friday but right now it looks like no precip.
The models are starting to catch onto the trend of a ridge beginning to build in as we go into May. It looks like the last weekend of the month and the first week of May could be warm and dry, but that is opposite of what the models were showing. Teleconnections start to support the warm and dry conditions going into May but that doesn’t mean we still couldn’t get a storm or two. Stay tuned….BA