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Lots of new snow for parts of Slovenia and Croatia, Switzerland and extreme SE France later this week – a first look

A deep trough will push deep into central Europe and the Alpine area / northern Mediterranean on Friday. Strong snowfall is expected across the NW Alps in Switzerland and SE France. A Genoa low is expected to form on Saturday, producing another round of strong snowfall across the Alps and the Dinarides of western Slovenia and northwestern Croatia, extending into Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

ARPEGE model, map by

Large amounts of fresh snow are expected over the NW Alps, up to 50 cm, locally more. Up to 20-50 cm snow is also expected over the Julian Alps and the Dinarides of W Slovenia and into NW Croatia. Thundersnow is possible across SW Slovenia and NW Croatia as up to 500 J/kg MLCAPE will be available.

Total snow depth over the Alps and the Dinarides by early on Sunday per ARPEGE model, map by

We will be preparing a more detailed forecast, check back soon!

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