We have seen a lot of clouds lately, but little in the way of precipitation. That’s because moisture without dynamics in the atmosphere is just moisture. In other words, not all clouds generate rain or snow. There needs to be some kind of mechanism in the atmosphere that squeezes showers out of those clouds. That’s where fronts, troughs, unstable air and mountains come in to play.
The models are showing that a trough of low pressure is going to swing into the region late Sunday. This will help to generate at least some snow in the mountains. However, little if any shower activity is expected for the Treasure Valley. Plus, the combination of a mild flow means snow levels will be higher. Regardless, most of our ski resorts should get some snow Sunday and Monday.
A second, colder front should move into the area on Monday. This should bring a possible rain or snow mix to the valley. The overall pattern looks a bit unsettled through much of next week with occasional showers expected. I don’t expect to see any gutter washers, but I do expect to see mild temperatures with highs in the 40’s with the continuation of a mild flow. Have a great weekend!