Thursday – Friday:
We will see a break in the active pattern from Thursday into Friday, with mostly sunny skies and highs into the 30s along with lighter winds. We maybe hit 40 degrees in the village Thursday. It should be beautiful!
Another cold trough digs into the West Coast Saturday into next week. That will reopen the door to more cold storms Saturday into early next week.
We may see light snow showers move in by early Saturday morning with heavier snow by afternoon and into Sunday. We also expect ridgetop winds to increase to 80-90+ mph Saturday and may only drop to 60-70+ mph Sunday, which will likely close some lifts. Highs drop back down into the 20s for the weekend.
The snow intensity should could down later Sunday into Sunday night but snow showers continue. By early Monday morning here are the expected snowfall totals for the 2-day period.
- 23-31 inches at the base.
- 29-36 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 33-41 inches up top.
Monday – Tuesday:
Additional weaker waves continue the snow showers Monday and Tuesday with temperatures remaining in the 20s for highs. We could see a few to several more inches of snow on both days. The winds should not be lighter as well.
Here is a look at the potential snowfall totals for the 2-day period.
- 3-7 inches at the base.
- 4-8 inches at mid-mountain elevations.
- 5-10 inches up top.
The latest forecast model runs are split on whether or not we could see snow showers continue into Wednesday or if we see a break in the storms.
The latest model runs are also split on whether or not a strengthening Pacific jet stream extends into CA from the 9th-15th bringing us a wet pattern, or if it will stop short of the West Coast and help to pump high pressure over CA bringing us a drier pattern finally.
We’ll continue to watch the trends with more details as we get closer.