What’s the reason for the clear skies this weekend? High pressure. It’s building over southwestern Montana and will be parked over us through the middle of next week. With this system, the plains will be warm, clear and dry, while the valleys will be cooler and potentially hazy with the buildup of smoke from wood stoves. (The sinking air from a high-pressure system makes it difficult for clean air to circulate into valleys.)
So, when will this stagnant weather pattern break? Our next chance for some more wintry weather will be the end of next week. Fear not, winter enthusiasts! There is more snow on the way… just not this weekend.
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Katie Alexander