Wednesday – Friday:
Clouds and sun Wednesday, then mostly sunny Thu-Fri. Highs warming into the 40s on the upper mountain and near 50 degrees at the base.
Ridgetop winds should be lighter through Thursday. Then we could see gusty winds Friday as the next system approaches, with ridgetop winds from the south gusting 50-60+ mph by afternoon.
Friday Night – Saturday System:
Friday night into Saturday morning the next system moves into northern California and the Sierra. We may see light snow move in around midnight and lasting into Saturday morning. Then clearing by late morning with the sun coming out and lighter winds through the afternoon. Highs dropping into the 30s.
Snow levels starting out below the base and falling. That will bring drier snow on the mountain. We could see 2-4 inches of fresh snow at the base and 3-6 inches on the mountain by Saturday morning.
Sunday we should see mostly sunny skies with highs in the 30s on the upper mountain and 40s at the base, with lighter winds.
Active Next Week:
The active pattern may continue through next week. The next system may move slowly down the CA coast early next week. That could bring more snow to the mountain Monday into Tuesday. Another system could move into CA next Wednesday into Thursday, and another system is possible next Friday.
It looks like a colder and active week. None of the storms look really big, but if see several storms next week the snow could start to add up. We will continue to track these systems as we get closer with more details as they become clearer.