Mountain Area Forecast ( May 5-7 )
An Alert For Frost & Freezing Conditions May Be Needed Across Much Of The Area By Monday Morning
*Temperatures around or below freezing will be possible on highest peaks into Saturday morning, and in high valleys and peaks on Sunday morning.
Overnight Into Friday Morning
Showers with a chance of thunder. Winds shifting SW to WNW at 5 to 15 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures dropping into low-mid 40s at highest elevations to the upper 40s to mid 50s. Low clouds ( dense fog ) in upper elevations.
Showers. Low clouds & chilly. Winds SSW-W at 5-15 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures rising very little or slowly falling in the 40s ( upper elevations ) and middle 50s to lower 60s at middle-lower elevations by late afternoon.
Friday Night Into Saturday Morning
Rain & showers. Turning colder. Rain becoming mixed with or turning to snow at elevations above 3500 feet overnight into morning. WNW to NW winds 10-20 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from around freezing at highest elevations to low-mid 40s. Wind chill factors within the 20s and 30s, except 10s in gusts on highest summits ( above 3600 feet ). Orographic clouds-dense fog upper elevations ( becoming freezing fog highest peaks ).
Saturday Mid-Morning To Mid-Day
A break possible in showers. Partly to mostly cloudy. Winds WNW-NW 5-15 mph, with higher gusts. Temps in the 30s ( upper elevations ) to the 40s ( low-middle elevations ).
Low clouds. Showers redeveloping. Rain and/or snow mix on highest peaks. Local small hail possible. Winds WNW-NW at 10-20 mph, with higher gusts. Temps varying from 30s in upper elevations to middle 40s to lower 50s. Dense fog at upper elevations. Wind chills varying from 20s in upper elevations to the 30s to around 40 degrees.
Saturday Night Into Sunday Morning
Low clouds. Showers tapering to drizzle before ending. Clearing possible by morning. Cold. Winds W-NW at 5-15 mph, with some higher gusts. Temperatures varying from 20s to around 30 degrees on highest peaks and high valleys to the upper 30s to around 40 degrees. Wind chills varying from 10s & 20s at highest elevations to the 30s. Dense fog in upper elevations ( freezing fog highest peaks ) giving way to clearing toward morning.
Mostly sunny ( deep blue ) skies. Gusty & chilly. Winds WNW-NW at 10-20 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures varying from low-mid 40s at highest elevations to the middle-upper 50s. Wind chills in the 30s and 40s across middle-upper elevation mountain ridges.