Tuesday – Wednesday:
Mostly sunny skies on Tuesday. Highs in the 30s. Gusty northeast winds Tuesday morning with gusts to 60+ mph up top, dropping some for the afternoon with gusts to 40+ mph.
Wednesday we may see some sun in the morning and increasing clouds in the afternoon as the next system approaches. Winds increasing again in the afternoon from the southwest with ridgetop gusts to 60+ mph by evening.
Wednesday Night Snow:
A weak system will move in Wednesday night around 7-9 PM and will clear out Thursday morning. Expecting low snow levels and snow ratios up to 15:1 up top with a drier snow. We could see 1-3 inches of new snow at the base and 2-5 inches on the mountain by Thursday morning.
Thursday – Friday:
Clearing through the Thursday day with mostly sunny skies by afternoon. Highs in the 30s at the base and 20s up top. Winds coming down during the day on Thursday. Friday we should start the day with mostly sunny skies and then clouds could start streaming in later in the day. Highs in the 30s.
The next storm takes aim at the Pacific NW on Saturday. We may be on the southern edge of moisture streaming into off the Pacific. We will have to watch how far south that stream pushes as it is fairly stationary during the day. We could see just clouds, or we could see very light snow showers with 1-2 inches of snow on Saturday.
Saturday night into Sunday the trough digs south into CA pushing heavier precipitation into the northern Sierra. There are big discrepancies on how much moisture this front holds onto as it shifts south through CA. Some models show only 2 inches of additional snowfall while others show up to 2 feet. For now we will go with 6-12 inches and fine-tune that as we get closer.
The pattern looks to remain active with additional storms moving through northern CA most of next week. The first storm may move in Monday, with more storms behind that through Friday. If the current forecast holds, it could be a snowy week ahead starting this weekend.
We will have to track each storm to see the exact track and how much moisture they will pull in for accumulating snowfall on the mountain. More details as we get closer to each storm.