Big pattern change from stormy to stagnant.
Monday's Pinpoint Forecast: BIG pattern change, from stormy and active to sunny, stagnant, with bad air quality. Clouds will hang tough over northern UT and the central mountains. Some snow and gusty winds continue in the northern mountains. Expect slow, gradual clearing for northern UT later this afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the 30s for most of northern and central UT, 40s and 50s down south with mostly sunny skies. High pressure will build across the West on Tuesday, and it should be beautiful all across UT. Highs will be in the 30s and low 40s for northern and central areas, 40s and 50s for southern UT. Everyone will be mostly sunny. Wednesday will also be very nice, as warmer air moves in aloft and the weather setup known as an "inversion" will develop. The warmer air above the colder surface temperatures will start trapping pollution in the northern valleys and basins. Thursday, the air quality will start to deteriorate, although it will be mostly sunny with light winds. This high pressure appears to dominate our weather for the next 10-14 days!! This means more pollution being trapped for worsening air quality. But this also means sunny and bright weather for the Sundance Film Festival starting this weekend. The weather for most of Sundance will be sunny and mild, but that means no fresh snow for the resorts for quite some time. Reminder: avalanche danger is VERY HIGH with all the recent snow and gusty winds. As much as 2-4 Feet have fallen the last week, and the wind has been very strong for days.
Have a great Monday!
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