Weather Discussion & Outlook

A Ridge of High pressure along the West Coast shifting further inland today, which is forcing the main core of the jet stream to the North & Northeast, cutting us off from the moist flow we had Tuesday. We are now on the warm side of that jet, Montana and the Idaho panhandle still on the cold side, but they will be warming today also. Still have a strong Westerly flow over us the rest of the week, windy in the mountains and breezy in the valley at times. Drier weather with these warm temps the next two or three days, then cooling over the weekend and into early next week as a cold Trof of Low pressure swings across SW Canada and dips down over the northern Rockies. More of a SW flow Saturday, then more Northwesterly on Sunday. Should accumulate decent snow thru the weekend period in the mountains especially. Drying out a bit for Monday, then snow showers with a second weaker Trof on Tuesday. Good news is, winds clam down as we go into next week, and temps stay seasonably cool.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist