Tonight - 60% chance of 1-2 inches of snow. Mountain temperatures will be 32 degrees with SE winds at 5-7mph.
Friday - 100% chance of 2-4 inches of snow. Temperatures decreasing to 29 with SW winds at 7mph.
Saturday - 90% chance of 3-5 inches of snow. Daytime temps at 32 with S winds at 7mph.
Saturday PM - 100% chance of 3-7 inches of snow. Temps dropping to 29 degrees.
Our first decent snowfall in several weeks is on the way. Not much for cover out there right now but we could have a foot or more of new snow by Sunday morning with a slight potential for more into next week. This new snow will be falling on a firm crust with facets and some new snow on top. You'll find this layering at about 5,000 feet and higher. Exposed and southerly aspects are still very sparsely covered but northerly and windloaded aspects shelter enough snow to present some issues for unstable layers to develop with this new snow over the crust. So where you see areas of better snow coverage and the terrain features are buried check the stability on steep slopes. Temperatures this weekend are generally on the decrease, which is good, and wind will be moderate but enough to deposit snow a little deeper on lee aspects. I don't want to say this but, if it should turn to rain and there is enough new snow be very cautious in the steeper loaded zones. Remember, you can always send or phone us your observations. The more we hear about conditions to put in the advisory the better the information coming back to you.