High cirrus have begun their invasion of the San Juans this morning announcing a series of soon to arrive spring storms beginning tonight traveling on southwest flow. By late afternoon the quick hitting open wave should bring windy conditions, rain/sleet to the lower elevations and snow above TL through Sunday morning. Not much juice with this disturbance so don’t expect more than 8-12″ of snow in the high country.
A short lived ridge of high pressure will build tomorrow with some clearing then Monday through mid-week a more complex storm system brewing in the Pacific NW will slide into the desert southwest on Tuesday. The three models I watch all have a cutoff low forming over the 4-corners later Tuesday that should spin moisture into the central and southern mountains beginning late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning as another spring storm with up to an inch of liquid to spread in the mountainous terrain above 10,000′.
Wednesday into Friday unsettled weather prevails with NW flow remaining in the area until another spring storm moves into the area by late Thursday into Friday… Finally our unsettled spring conditions!
Tuesday’s 4-corner/cutoff low