Update: Cold Nw’ly flow really worked it’s magic last night with up to a foot in the Cottonwoods. Go get the freshies if you can. It’s the last we’ll see for at least the next week.
Right now the last round of precipitation, albeit unimpressive, is moving through Nrn Utah. I wouldn’t expect much, but we might be able to squeeze out at least a few more inches of cold smoke (probably a bit more in the Cottonwoods). Heading into the weekend temperatures will gradually warm to more seasonable values. If you’re a backcountry skier I’d recommend getting after it this weekend while the powder from last weekend’s storm remains preserved by the colder temperatures. Be alert if you do travel outside of resort boundaries, however, as a considerable danger for avalanches still exists on many aspects (https://utahavalanchecenter.org/).
Starting next week everything will get nuked by the sun and warming temperatures thanks to a ridge of high pressure that will establish itself across Utah. This also means valley inversions returning for most of the state, and unfortunately there’s high confidence that this ridge will remain firmly entrenched across Utah through at least the better part of next week. 700mb temperatures are projected to increase to 2-3 Celsius, meaning it will be downright toasty on the slopes starting Monday. For those that enjoy spring skiing, have at it next week. Most resorts will likely see high temperatures into the 40s. In terms of the backcountry skiing this will likely ruin any remaining powder shots. If we get into a good cycle of warm > 35F days and cold below freezing nights we could enter a good corn cycle, though it’s still a little early in the season.