The storm track during the second half of the week will favor the Cascades and the Rockies with impressive snow totals adding up, while cold temperatures will result in good quality snow along with low snow levels. The East will see periods of rain and mixed precipitation through Saturday with improving snow potential from Sunday into next week.
Short Term Forecast
Multiple storms for the Rockies this week
The Central and Southern Rockies are in the flow right now. The first in a series of storms already delivered powder to the region on Monday and Tuesday and two more storms are on track to bring more snow through the end of the week with additional snow showers this weekend. Check out the scene from Steamboat during the first storm earlier this week.
Forecast for Wed, Mar 22 – Thu, Mar 23:
Lingering snow will taper off across the Sierra Nevada Range and SoCal Mountains early on Wednesday while the Central and Southern Rockies will see another round of moderate to heavy snow. Another storm will reach the Pacific Northwest on Thursday with snow picking up across the Cascades and BC Coast Range.
A storm will bring snow to Northern Minnesota and Southern Ontario on Wednesday, before encountering warmer air further east with rain expected across the Northeast and most of New England on Thursday.
Forecast for Fri, Mar 24 – Sat, Mar 25:
A strong storm will bring heavy snow to the Cascades and moderate to heavy snow to the Northern Rockies with cold air also resulting in low snow levels. Light to moderate snow can also be expected across the Central/Southern Rockies as well as the Northern Sierra Nevada Range in California.
A storm will also impact the Northeast during this period, but a mix of snow, rain, and ice is expected across much of New York and New England with rain for the Mid-Atlantic.
Forecast for Sun, Mar 26 – Mon, Mar 27:
Lingering moisture along with an unstable atmosphere will result in additional snow showers across the Rockies during this period, while the Cascades and Sierra will only see flurries. An unsettled pattern will also linger across New England with colder air supporting a good chance of snow showers rather than rain.
Outlook for Tue, Mar 28 – Sat, Apr 1:
Early in this period, a storm is projected to impact the Sierra Nevada Range with lesser amounts of moisture making it inland, while on the other side of the continent, a storm is also possible across the Northeast. The pattern is more uncertain later in this period, but additional storms will be possible in both the West and the East with colder-than-average temperatures for nearly all of North America.
Thanks so much for reading! Next update on Friday (March 24).