Weather Discussion & Outlook

Some clouds cycle over us today, maybe causing a snow shower over the mountains, but main event is coming tomorrow. Winds light today and temps warmer. The calm before the storm? A strong Westerly flow out in the Pacific will be punching inland over northern California and Nevada bringing a good amount of moisture and wind with it across Idaho and into Wyoming on Saturday. Looks like plenty of snow for the mountains, and some decent accumulations in the valley also. To the north of that jet, a Trof of Low pressure moves from BC to Montana & NW Wyoming, bringing an extra boost of energy, and intensity to the snowfall Saturday afternoon. A colder NW flow is over us Sunday, and lighter density snow tops things off. Winds still a bit stiff at ridgetops. Snow or snow showers continuing Monday & Tuesday. But the jet stream shifts north of us Tuesday. Drier weather begins Wednesday and extends thru Thanksgiving Day and Friday of next week. Temps at 10,000-ft. warming up to near 32 degrees.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist