Mostly sunny skies for Thursday. Light winds in the morning and then ridgetop gusts to 30+ mph Thursday afternoon. Highs warming into the 40s on the lower mountain 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 40+ mph Friday morning and then lighter later in the day.
We could see 1-3 inches of snow by Saturday morning. With the cold air and low snow levels, we will see a lighter density/powdery snow falling on the mountain.
Sunday Night – Monday Night Storm:
The next cold system drops down from the north on Sunday. We could see a break with partly sunny skies 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 by late 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 morning 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 3-7 inches of new snow on the mountain by Tuesday.
There is a stronger storm dropping down off the West Coast by Tuesday night. This could be a slow-moving storm that could last up to 2 days, and could tap into a decent amount of moisture from off of the Pacific. We will be watching this storm closely over the next several days to see if it could bring us significant snowfall next week.
We could see another storm move through the last weekend of the month. We will be tracking each system and fine-tuning the snowfall and details as we get closer.