JACKSON, Wyo. — Yesterday’s inversion made for a dramatic view from the top of Teton Pass.
An inversion occurs when warmer air is held above cooler air. During this most recent dry spell, temperatures have been warmer at higher altitudes and cooler in the valleys.
Yesterday’s snow showers broke the two-week dry spell but the weather is expected to return to clear and dry conditions similar to last week.
According to Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith, a ridge of high pressure will rebuild over the Western U.S. this weekend and remain in place for most if not all of next week. This will result in a return to dry conditions, mostly sunny skies and temperature inversions. The inversion will return on Saturday with highs only in the teens in the valley in the days to follow and lows falling below zero. Mountain temperatures will be comparatively warmer with highs in the 20s most days and lows in the teens.