Buckle up! It appears we’re about to go full speed into Winter! Of course, with the calendar page turning to November, snowy weather is typically a thing we see more often. A few separate systems are projected to swing through the western United States through the rest of the week. The chance for rain and snow is ramping up in the Rockies, High Plains, and Pacific Northwest.
A quick-moving system developing over the Four Corners region is likely to bring some heavy snowfall to the mountains of southern Colorado. Mountain passes and higher elevations can expect tricky travel into Tuesday.
Further north, an Alberta Clipper system will swing out of Canada and set the stage for some significant snow in Montana on Wednesday. That same Clipper system will move east into the Upper Midwest and bring another few inches of snow to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Beyond Wednesday, ample Pacific moisture is forecast to bring some unsettled weather to the Pacific Northwest, the northern Rockies, and even the Sierra Nevada to round out the week.