Friday – Sunday:
High pressure is over the region continuing a dry pattern through Sunday. Nice weather Friday – Saturday with mostly sunny skies and lighter winds with highs in the 40s and approaching 50 degrees at the base.
Sunday a cold trough is approaching from the north. We could cool a few degrees back into the 40s and see increasing west winds. Ridgetop gusts up to 70+ mph could affect some lifts by afternoon.
Monday – Tuesday Night Systems:
A cold trough digs down from the north Monday bringing colder air and the chance for snow showers. Highs drop into the 30s at the base and 20s up top with breezy northwest winds. Right now amounts look light with the front Monday morning with a dusting up to an inch of snow mountain.
We could see a break between systems Monday afternoon with some clearing. But then another cold & weak system drops down through the Sierra Monday night through Tuesday night. The best chance for any accumulating snow looks to be during the day Tuesday. It’s cold again Tuesday with highs in the 30s at the base and 20s up top with breezy north winds.
The latest forecast model runs suggest enough moisture for 1-3″ at the base and 2-5″ of powdery snow on the mountain with the 2nd system through Tuesday night.
We could see a break in the storms with a drier pattern again Wednesday through the end of next week. It should still be cold Wednesday with highs in the 30s and then warming slightly through the end of the week.
Another weak system could move through the last 2 days of the month, but no BIG storms on the horizon still. Hopefully, the pattern opens up to wetter storms as we go into March. We’ll continue to watch the trends.