Wednesday – Thursday:
Mostly sunny skies for Wednesday into Thursday. The winds relax Wednesday into Thursday and turn southwest with ridgetop gusts to 30+ mph Thursday afternoon. Highs warming into the 40s on the lower mountain both days and 30s up top.
Friday – Saturday Storm:
A cold but weak system moves down from the north Friday into Saturday. Highs drop into the 30s, with 20s up top. We will see snow showers by midday Friday that could linger into Saturday morning as the low moves through CA. Then clearing by Saturday afternoon. Ridgetop winds only gusting to 50+ mph Friday morning and then lighter later in the day.
We could see 1-3 inches of new snow at the base and 2-4 inches for the upper mountain by Saturday morning. Low snow levels below the base and a lighter density/powdery snow falling on the mountain.
Sunday – Monday Storm:
The next cold system drops down from the north on Sunday. We could see a break Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Then increasing clouds and winds Sunday afternoon with southwest winds gusting to 50+ mph up top. The snow showers could move in Sunday afternoon but may hold off until evening.
This system could move more slowly with snow showers Sunday night into Monday night, and possibly lingering into Tuesday before clearing completely. Even colder air expected with highs in the 20s down to the base and maybe only teens up top Mon-Tue. This is another cold system that will bring powdery snow. We could an additional see 4-7 inches at the base, and 5-9 inches on the mountain by Tuesday.
There is a stronger storm dropping down off the West Coast next Tuesday-Wednesday. There is disagreement among the forecast models on how close to northern CA this system will move. If it moves near the CA coast we could see heavy snow, if it stays farther off the coast we could stay dry. So we will be watching this system closely all week.
We could see additional systems move through northern CA the last few days of the month. We will be tracking each system and fine-tuning the snowfall and details as we get closer.