The storm track across the West favors the northern tier of states over the next five days; dry and abnormally warm for the southern tier with high pressure dominating. In the Northeast, cold temperatures with a couple chances for light snowfall.
Whistler/Blackcomb: At least three storm systems are lined-up with a favorable storm track over the next five days. Heavy snow accumulations likely.
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho: The storm track favors all three states over the next five days. I'm forecasting moderate to heavy snow accumulations Thursday and Friday. Drier Saturday, with light snow returning on Sunday. Light snow continues in Montana on Monday. Great skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Schweitzer, Whitefish, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Big Sky and Bridger Bowl.
Pacific Northwest: I'm forecasting consistent moderate to heavy snowfall over the next five days for the high Cascades and volcanoes. The storm track is favorable through Wednesday of next week.
Northeast: Light snow brushes the ski areas on Thursday and Friday. Abnormally cold on Saturday and Sunday. Dry most of Monday. A better chance of snow possible late Monday into Tuesday.
Colorado, Utah: Abnormally warm and dry over the next five days. High pressure dominates with the storm track too far north. The only chance of light snow is late Friday into Saturday morning. It's a glancing blow at best.
California: The storm track is too far north over the next five days. I only expect light precipitation to brush extreme northern California at times. Otherwise, a mostly dry stretch for Tahoe south to Mammoth. Will it change? The pattern does change a little by the middle of next week.