TL;DR: High pressure is in full control right now, bringing warm temperatures and sunny skies. A low amplitude, shortwave trough passes through late Thursday night, dropping temperatures a bit.
Nowcast: Mountain temperatures are currently in the upper 20s under thin cirrus clouds. Ski conditions should be solid on a deep snowpack, though you won’t be finding soft powder today.
Short-Term Forecast: Mountain temperatures will warm to the mid to upper 30s today with a mix of clouds and sun. The ridge of high pressure remains parked over the region, keeping our weather unexciting.
As the white color fill and u-shaped contours in the above gif shows, a low amplitude trough moves through late Thursday night. This trough will cause mountain temperatures to drop by Friday morning, and will help clear out valley pollution problems. We could maybe see half an inch of snow early Friday morning, though I wouldn’t count on it. And ski conditions will certainly not improve at all.
Long Range Forecast: The title of this post says it all: more of the same in the long range. High pressure takes firm control by the weekend, and persists for a while. No precipitation chances are forecast, and temperatures will be comfortable. Enjoy the sunny skies and deep snowpack that we have!