Colder & Windy:
Monday into Tuesday we will have colder air and gusty winds. Highs in the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at the base Monday, and colder Tuesday with highs only in the 30s to the base. Expecting partly sunny skies both days.
The jet stream diving in from the northeast Monday night into Tuesday will bring strong northeast winds. We could see ridgetop gusts to 70+ mph Monday, increasing to 100+ mph Monday night into Tuesday. That will shut down some upper mountain lifts and will make it feel much colder than the air temperatures.
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.
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 could see snow showers by midday Friday that could linger into Saturday as the low moves through CA. Then clearing Saturday night.
Early estimates are for 1-3 inches of new snow at the base and 2-4 inches for the upper mountain. Low snow levels below the base and a lighter density snow for the upper mountain. Ridgetop winds could gust from the southwest up to 40+ mph Friday.
It looks like the last week of the month the storm door could open up a bit more to some wetter systems starting as early as Sunday night, and then through most of next week. We could see several cold storms bring decent amounts of snow through the end of the month.
We will be tracking each system and fine-tuning the snowfall and details as we get closer.