A winter weather advisory is now in effect thru 10am Saturday morning.
The first of another series of moderate Atmospheric Rivers has begun to impact our region this morning. Thankfully snowline will stay low for this initial storm, dropping below 7000’ this morning and continuing to drop down to 6000’ by early Saturday morning.
Friday: Snow all day, with ½ to 1’ of accumulation expected before dark, and up to 2’ over the crest. Winds will be increasing out of the south gusting up to 60mph over 10,000’ by afternoon. Expect highs in the mid 20s around 10,000’. Another ½ to 1’ of snow is expected Friday night with continued South winds before snow tapers off Saturday morning.
Saturday: Snow in the morning before 10am, then scattered flurries with up to 2” of new accumulation. Winds will continue to be out of the South, but decreasing with gusts only expected up to 30mph by afternoon. High temperatures are again expected in the mid 20s around 10,000’.
Long-term: Heavier storms are looking likely early next week. After a break in precipitation from Saturday late morning through Sunday, the next storm is expected to begin to impact our area late Sunday night / early Monday morning through Tuesday morning. This one looks to be heavier and warmer, with liquid amounts in the 3-5” range possible at higher elevations but snowlines creeping up into the 8000’ range. Yet another storm is expected to move in Wednesday morning.