Wednesday - Friday:
Mostly sunny skies expected through Friday. Highs in the 50s with lighter winds.
We may start with some sun Saturday with increasing clouds and wind into the afternoon as a cold front approaches. Southwest winds gusting to 60-70+ mph up top by afternoon, possibly affecting upper mountain lifts. Highs dropping into the 40s on the mountain.
Snow showers could push in as early as Saturday late afternoon/evening ahead of the cold front and continuing Saturday night with snow levels starting below the base. The snow showers could linger into Sunday before clearing through the day. Highs only in the 20s on the upper mountain and 30s at the base on Sunday. Ridgetop winds could still be gusting to 40+ mph.
The latest forecast model runs show enough precipitation for 3-6 inches of fresh snow possible up top by Sunday afternoon, and 2-4 inches at the base.
Next week we could see another dry week. We start the week sunny and cold with highs back in the 30s up top and 40s at the base. Then we could stay dry through the end of the week with temperatures warming about 10 degrees for the 2nd half of the week.
We are continuing to watch a possible shift in the pattern the weekend of the 7th through the week of the 9th. That could bring us the chance for a weak system the weekend of the 7th with wetter systems possible through the week of the 9th.