A Look at the Week Ahead

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018 by Alex Lukinbeal

TLDR

Warm and mainly dry weather is expected through the end of the work week.  Light snowfall accumulations of a few inches are possible Wednesday across resorts in northern Utah.

Short-Term Forecast

Clear skies and warmer temperatures are expected Tuesday afternoon under mostly sunny skies.  A weak storm system will brush across northern Utah Wednesday bringing light accumulations, with snowfall totals of around a few inches.

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GFS time height cross-section of wind speed and relative humidity. Courtesy of weather.utah.edu

Looking ahead at the rest of the work week, upper level ridging is expected off the west coast.  This will lead to a period of calm winds, mostly sunny skies, and warm temperatures.  A weak disturbance could enter northern Utah over the holiday weekend, but any accumulations will be on the light side of the spectrum.

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ECMWF Ensemble of 500 mb geopotential height anomaly for Wednesday morning. Courtesy of tropicaltidbits.com

-Alex

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