Wednesday – Thursday Forecast:
Mostly sunny skies for Wednesday. Highs in the 30s. Ridgetop winds gusting from the north-northeast 40-50+ mph.
Thursday we should see sunny skies in the morning with some clouds in the afternoon as the next system approaches. Highs warming into the 40s at the base. Ridgetop winds turning southwest with gusts of 30-40+ mph.
Thursday Night – Saturday System:
A weak and falling apart system is expected to move in Thursday evening. This is a two-part system that could start warmer with snow levels rising to around 6500-7000 ft. Thursday night and as high as 7500 ft. Friday. Then a colder part Friday night into Saturday morning with snow levels dropping below the base. Ridgetop winds could be gusting to 60+ mph Friday, possibly affecting some upper mountain lifts, then coming down some for Saturday.
We could see scattered light snow showers on the upper mountain Thursday night into Saturday morning before the system clears out Saturday afternoon. At the base we could see scattered rain showers later Thursday night into Friday, turning to snow showers Friday night. We could see 0-2 inches of snow at the base after a change from rain to snow Friday night, and 1-4 inches on the upper mountain through Saturday morning. Highs in the 30s both days.
For Sunday, we will have mostly sunny skies and light winds, with highs warming into the 40s for the lower elevations. It should be a beautiful day.
High-pressure continues to build near the CA coast into early next week. We will continue the dry pattern with highs warming into the 40s & 50s.
The pattern may shift by the middle of next week into the first few days of March with a more active storm track possibly returning. Right now any system looks weak as they drop down from the north and not moving in from the west-northwest picking up moisture off of the Pacific.