The hot spot this weekend is the Pacific Northwest for heaviest precipitation with only light snowfall across the Intermountain West. Notice on the satellite image where the blue/green clouds are located: PNW and British Columbia. Red/orange colors represent drier areas.
A large dome of high pressure will shield California from any significant snow over the next 7 days. Looking further down the road, the high pressure might start to break down late mid to late next week. Here’s a look at the storm track on Wednesday of next week 11/16-11/17.
As for the Intermountain West (CO, MT, WY, UT, NM), i’m not forecasting much snow this weekend. Next week there are two fast-moving, minor storm systems lined-up.
Here’s my snow forecast, click to enlarge:
My raw forecast data table, click to enlarge: