REGIONAL DIFFERENCES THIS WEEKEND
Coming days, most snow will fall in the north of the Alps, especially in Austria. It is cold with a snow line below 500 meters. There are large differences with the south and southwestern parts of the Alps, where we find more sunny periods and higher temperatures. Next week, we will find dry and sunny days with little winds. With that it stays cold, but the chance of higher temperatures increases at the end of the week.
Snow in the evening
Today starts with dry conditions except for some snow or rain in western Italy. In the afternoon and especially in the evening, more snow will also fall in the north of the Alps. Most snow is for Austria with 10 centimeters of fresh snow. The snow line is mostly below 500 meters, so also most valleys are white colored.
Regional differences during the weekend
On Saturday and Sunday, there is sometimes some light snowfall in Austria. Over the weekend, 20 centimeters could fall around Salzburg. Different weather can be found in the southwestern part of the Alps with dry weather and sunshine. Also the temperatures are low in Austria with sub-zero temperatures even in most valleys. The valleys in the southern and southwestern parts of the Alps have milder temperatures around 5-10 degrees.
More sunshine next week
On Monday some last snow will fall on the northern side of the Alps, but the following days will be dry with sunny periods and little wind. Some mist is possible in the mornings. The temperatures will stay around the same values. At the end of the week, the chances for higher temperatures increases and some precipitation could possibly fall again.
Snow at the Balkan
More fresh snow than in the Alps could be found this weekend in the Balkan countries. In the mountains of Bosnia, Kosovo and Romania up to half a meter of snow could fall and this is combined with strong winds.