Sunday we should see clouds and sun with gusty winds up top and highs into the 50s. South winds gusting up to 50-60+ mph up top. Marginal for affecting lifts but we could see a few upper mountain lift wind holds if winds are strong enough.
Light precipitation could reach the mountain between 2 AM – 5 AM Sunday night and could continue into Monday night before clearing out completely by Tuesday morning. Highs drop into the 30s on the mountain to near 40 degrees at the base Monday, with the winds dropping down as well.
Snow levels could start out between 7000-8000 ft. Sunday night and then fall to near to just above the base Monday morning (6000-7000 ft.). Then they could rise again Monday up to 6300 – 7300 ft. by afternoon, then back down to 6000-7000 ft. again Monday evening, and below 6k Monday night. Snow levels tend to be higher with lighter precip like drizzle and lower under any heavier showers.
Based on the latest forecast model runs, we could see 0-1 inches at the base with a rain to snow to rain to snow back and forth possible. The upper mountain could see 1-4 inches of new snow by Monday evening. A few wetter models try to bring an inch or two more up top, but we like to stay conservative on the forecasts.
Tuesday – Friday:
Tuesday through the end of the week high-pressure edges in along the West Coast. That should keep us dry with mostly sunny skies through the end of the week. Highs return to the 50s at the base and 40s up top.
For the first weekend in April, we have the return of the Winter Wondergrass Festival after a two-year absence! The weather could be springlike if the latest forecast model runs verify. Right now it looks like mostly sunny skies with highs near 60s degrees at the base and 50s on the mountain.
The week of the 4th the long-range models are hinting at a pattern change back to cooler and more unsettled weather to start, with the chance for a weak system brushing us with a few showers. Then we could go back into a dry and spring-like pattern later in the week.
Unfortunately, no storms that could bring measurable snowfall to the mountain are on the horizon for the next couple of weeks, but we’ll keep watching and will let you know if that changes.