The storm track continues to favor the northern tier ski areas. It will shift just enough to deliver snow to Tahoe. The Northeast continues in a pattern with fast moving Clipper storm systems.
Northeast: I'm forecasting two storm systems between Thursday and Monday. Both storm systems resemble Alberta Clippers. The first storm arrives Friday night and continues through Saturday with light snow accumulations at the ski areas. The second storm system arrives Sunday night and continues on Monday with light to moderate snow accumulations. Temperatures start cold then gradually moderate through the weekend.
California: I count three storm systems between Thursday and Monday. The first storm system on Thursday is the biggest of the three. It delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulations primarily to Tahoe south to Mammoth. The second storm between Friday night and Saturday is weaker and primarily effects Tahoe and northern California with moderate snow accumulations. The third storm takes a more northern track and is even weaker.
Colorado, Utah and New Mexico: There are three storm systems between Thursday and Monday. The first storm arrives on Thursday and continues into Friday morning. It looks to miss New Mexico. Light to moderate snow accumulations at the ski areas of Utah and Colorado along with very high wind gusts. The second storm is really weak and just brushes Utah's ski areas on Saturday with light accumulations. It has the potential to miss Colorado. Steamboat could see a touch of snow. The third storm arrives on Monday and continues into Tuesday morning. This is the only storm that could deliver snow to New Mexico. Snow accumulations in Utah and Colorado look to be light to moderate.
Montana, Wyoming and Idaho: Three storm systems are lining up between Thursday and Monday. Each storm looks significant. The first storm system delivers moderate to heavy snowfall between Thursday and Friday along with very high wind gusts. This first storm is moving into relatively warm air, so snow levels may start high and then drop as colder air moves in. The second storm arrives on Friday night and continues into Saturday with moderate snow accumulations. The third storm arrives late Sunday and continues on Monday with moderate snow accumulations.
Pacific Northwest: Three storm systems are lined up between Thursday and Monday. The first storm is the strongest of the three but looks rather warm with the heaviest snow above 5,000 feet. A mix of rain/snow below. Moderate to heavy snow accumulations. The second and third storm systems deliver moderate accumulations.