Forecaster: Stephen Déry
Synoptic overview: The upper-level trough that affected the continental divide this past weekend has moved eastward into central Canada. In its place, an upper-level ridge is building across the western Cordillera bringing quiescent conditions for the early part of this week. Some mid- to upper level clouds will affect the continental divide in association with a warm front over the northeastern Pacific Ocean, which will diminish solar radiation and suppress air temperatures today. As well, some instability associated with cold air aloft may lead to showers and even the possibility of some thunderstorms, but these will be isolated. The building ridge will clear out skies starting Tuesday and suppress convection and precipitation until later in the week.
Partly cloudy conditions with a slight (40%) chance of showers today. Temperatures will remain on the mild side and likely reach 16°C by the afternoon with cooler temperatures during cloudy periods.
Partly cloudy conditions with also a slight (30%) chance of showers today at Fortress Mountain. Relatively mild conditions with a maximum near 10°C. Best chance for precipitation will be mid- to later afternoon as destabilization of near-surface air occurs.
Storm Mountain Lodge
Nearly identical conditions to Fortress with partly cloudy conditions and slight (30%) chance of showers today with a maximum near 10°C. Better chance for morning precipitation relative to the other sites