Mount Scenery - Alps

The transition to a summer-like pattern continues late this week and into the weekend with temperatures running 10-15 degrees above average for late May. Thunderstorm chances will increase on Friday and Saturday before drying out again on Sunday.


A beautiful day is expected with highs warming up into the mid to upper 70s in the Jackson Hole valley under mostly sunny skies. Thunderstorms are not expected this afternoon.


This will likely be the warmest day of the week with highs expected to top 80 degrees for the first time this year. Skies will start out mostly sunny but will become partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated thunderstorms developing during the afternoon and evening hours. The best chance of storms will be over the Tetons and along the western slopes as well as Victor/Driggs and north into Yellowstone.


Another warm day is expected, but scattered clouds will be around at times through the day with a better chance of thunderstorms as we shift into a southwest flow pattern. The best chance of storms will be during the afternoon hours, but an isolated shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out early in the day either. Rainfall amounts are expected to be light for most areas despite the uptick in storm chances.


A weak cold front will move through on Saturday night, ushering in drier air on Sunday with mostly sunny skies and slightly cooler temperatures. Monday is looking warm, sunny and beautiful as well.

Alan Smith, Meteorologist



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Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith

Alan is a professional meteorologist who holds a degree from MSU Denver and writes weather forecasts for Buckrail. He has lived in Jackson full-time since 2015. He is currently a Meteorologist and Operations Manager for OpenSnow, which is a weather forecasting service for skiing and outdoor adventures. At OpenSnow, Alan writes forecasts for the Tetons, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and North America as a whole.