The best snow this weekend will fall in the Rockies. A shifting storm track will usher in a series of Canadian cold fronts dropping south through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Cold air will pour in as the weekend wears on.
The storm track still looks good for the Northeast with a strong storm developing for Sunday. Unfortunately, there's just no relief in sight for California: the jet stream will not budge.
Rockies: This is the place to be this weekend for new powder. And we're talking heavy accumulations. Two different cold fronts will deliver snow starting on Friday. The best snow in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming starts on Friday and continues on Saturday. Sunday looks dry and cold. Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Big Sky, Whitefish and Sun Valley all look good. The best snow in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico starts on Saturday and continues on Sunday. The snow will linger in New Mexico on Monday. Alta, Steamboat, Vail, Loveland, Eldora and Winter Park all look good.
Northeast: The best snow arrives Saturday night continuing into Sunday. Dry, cold weather moves in for Monday. This storm looks pretty good and should deliver moderate to heavy snow amounts to ski areas like Sunday River, Sugarbush, Killington, Okemo, Wildcat, Mount Snow and Jay Peak. It looks like a 5-12" storm.
California: The jet stream will not budge. It looks mild and dry this weekend. Will it change? It doesn't look good for the next seven days.