The weather pattern in the Alps will change very little in the coming days. Central-Europe remain under the influence of a strong high-pressure area, which means that the sun will be shining in abundance. Higher up, we'll also have to deal with slightly rising temperatures with a freezing level towards a high alpine value of 3000 metres, but the dry air will hardly damage the snow cover. As expected, powder near the ski lifts will become increasingly scarce in the coming days. The rising temperatures mean you'll have to look higher up, but the dry air means you'll still be able to find some nice spots on the shadowy northern faces, especially in the Northwest Alps.
From now on, Austria will be more on the eastern flank of the high-pressure area, which means there will be more clouds coming in from the north during the weekend. Vorarlberg and Tyrol will not be affected until Sunday. On Monday, the Alps are temporarily in between two high-pressure cores, which means that, especially in Austria with a northern flow, we should count on more clouds and snowfall, but this is not going to bring much. Wednesday I talked about a possible (mini-)Nordstau, but at the same time I also mentioned the snag in the form of approaching high pressure. More or less as expected, most of the snow amounts have almost disappeared and there is only some snow left for the east of Austria. A few centimetres to a maximum of 10 seem possible, but don’t expect more than this cosmetic layer. A new high pressure area will soon take over.
ECMWF shows another attempt at snowfall in Austria on Thursday, but the GFS puts a stop to this with another dominant high pressure area and only towards the end of the week some snow chances. But since we're way outside the reliable forecasting period, there's nothing else to do right now but enjoy the sun-drenched days and patiently wait for the next serious snowfall.