A typical spring pattern is shaping up for the next five days with fast moving weather and warmer temperatures. The jet stream is ridging on the West Coast leaving California mostly dry and warm.  

Colorado, Utah: The jet stream primarily favors Colorado over the next five days. Light snow ends on Thursday in Colorado while Utah stays dry. A second storm system delivers light to moderate snow accumulation between Saturday afternoon and Sunday in Colorado. Light snow is possible on Tuesday-Wednesday in Colorado. 

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho: Light snow ends on Thursday in Montana and Wyoming. A larger storm system delivers moderate snow accumulation between Friday and Saturday. Rain could mix in at lower elevations. Seek out higher elevation ski areas. Another storm system arrives Monday-Tuesday.  

Pacific Northwest: Two storm systems are lined up over the next five days. Warm air will keep the snow levels high. The first storm delivers moderate snow accumulation on Thursday-Friday. A larger second storm system delivers heavy snow accumulation between Sunday night and Tuesday. 

Whistler/Blackcomb: Two storm systems are lined up over the next five days. Warm air will keep the snow levels high. At times it may be raining at the bottom of the mountain. Seek out higher elevations. The first storm delivers moderate snow accumulation between Thursday-Friday. A larger second storm system delivers heavy snow accumulation between Sunday night and Tuesday.

Northeast: A warm storm system delivers mostly rain on Thursday-Friday. It may change to snow at the tail end on Friday. An Alberta Clipper arrives Saturday night into Sunday morning with colder air and a chance for light snow accumulation at the ski areas.  

California: A big ridge of high pressure keeps the ski areas dry.  

Tomer's Take: Ski Whistler/Blackcomb or Loveland on Friday, Bridger Bowl or Jackson Hole on Saturday and Winter Park or Breckenridge on Sunday.

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer