While the next couple of days could give us some scattered showers here and there (with high snow levels), a much stronger series of storms will move through the region starting the middle of the weekend. On both Thursday and Friday, a couple of weak frontal systems will stall out across the region, giving the valleys a slight chance of showers and mountain snow above 7,500-8,000’. Late in the day on Saturday, a stronger and colder storm moves in with high winds, possible heavy rain and very likely heavy snow for the mountains. Travel over the mountains is expected to be very challenging Saturday night through Sunday. That storm is cold enough to bring snow levels close to the valley floors on Sunday.

Over the next several days, more storm fronts should bring additional moderate to heavy snow to the mountains, and looking beyond into late next week, the storm track appears to be very favorable for additional storms. It’s too early to say if it’s a “Miracle March,” but it’s a great start.