We have a bit of a break Sunday into Sunday evening with partly sunny/mostly cloudy skies at times, and maybe a few scattered rain & snow showers. Highs into the 40s at the base and 30s up top. Winds increase through the day and into Sunday night, with gusts up to 60+ mph by afternoon and 100+ mph Sunday night.
Sunday night into Monday a colder storm moves down the West Coast bringing through a cold front later Sunday night into Monday morning with heavy snow, then more moisture and colder air continuing snow showers Monday afternoon through Monday night. A 2nd wave of heavier snow is expected Tuesday with snow showers continuing Tuesday night, and then waning Wednesday before ending.
Snow levels drop below the base Sunday night, and much colder air moves in by Monday night increasing the snow ratios. That will help the snow to pile up through Tuesday, and the snow becomes more powdery. In total, we could see 2-3 feet of new snow at the base and on the lower mountain, and 3-4 feet of snow on the upper mountain by Wednesday.
The winds are still gusty from the southwest Monday and then should come down some for Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs in the 20s. Now we sit back, watch what happens, and tally up the snowfall numbers each morning!
Thursday – Friday:
We dry out with mostly sunny skies expected for Thursday and Friday. But it stays cold with highs only in the 30s to the base. The winds should be lighter on both days as well.
A weak system is forecast to fall apart as it moves into CA next weekend. So not expecting more than just some clouds and a few scattered showers at best right now, along with some sun.
We could see a drier pattern to start the week of the 14th. We’ll keep an eye on the long-range patterns to see when storms could return.