Weather Discussion & Outlook

A small Ridge of High pressure will over us today, drying us out. Maybe a few clouds & flurries hanging around the mountains in a North to NW flow aloft. That little Ridge will flatten & shift east of us tonight. The next little upper level disturbance moves across the Tetons on Saturday in a stronger Westerly flow. That will produce a little new snow in the mountains tomorrow, some snow showers may linger into Saturday evening, then we begin a drying trend for Sunday. A tall, strong & warm Ridge of High pressure will be building over the Western U.S. Sunday, extending from the Southwest all the way north to BC, & from the West Coast to the Continental Divide. That Ridge doesnít budge much next week & dry weather will be with us Monday thru Friday. Temps will be warming up significantly in the mountains, especially Mon. thru Wed. (going into the 30ís at 10,000-ft.), but it looks like we will develop an inversion here in the JH valley, keeping in cooler down low. With any luck, the Ridge breaks down next Friday,with a weather system moving into the northern Rockies next Saturday, cooling the temps & bringing some new snow.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist