After a couple of dry days, produced by high-pressure, the clouds will thicken on Saturday. Snow will increase in the Cascades as a new system moves into the region. Colder air will bring snow levels to all the lower slopes.
Short Term Forecast
The sunshine of Thursday and Friday will give way to clouds on Saturday as a weather system moves in from the NW. Snow will be falling in the Cascades on Sunday and Monday. The cold air will drop the snow levels to 2,500ft by Monday - so expect new snow on all the slopes. The total snowfall from Sunday and Monday will be 5-10". This will be a great storm, with more to come, but I am not seeing enough snow to open by Thanksgiving.
Below is snowfall from Sunday and Monday:
After Tuesday we should see more snowfall, but the main storm track may favor Oregon and California. Unfortunately, the storm track will not be directly aimed at us and we could evolve into a dry, cold NNW flow.
Larry Schick, meteorologist -- OpenSnow NW
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