Additional snow showers on Thursday afternoon and night dropped a final 2-4 inches on the mountain, bringing the final 4-day storm total to 24-29 inches on the upper mountain and 17 inches at the base!
Friday – Sunday:
High pressure builds in over CA Friday into Saturday with mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures. Highs into the 40s at the base and 30s on the upper mountain.
Sunday should start out with similar weather but we could see increasing clouds & winds later in the day as the next storm approaches the region. Strong ridgetop winds may hold off until just after the mountain closes.
Sunday Night – Monday System:
The forecast models have come into better agreement that we will see several inches of new snow from the next storm Sunday night into Monday. Snow levels starting out right near the base as snow pushes in Sunday evening, then a period of steadier snow and falling snow levels into Monday morning with the cold front. Snow showers could linger through the day on Monday before clearing out by evening.
It will be much colder Monday with highs in the low 30s at the base and 20s on the upper mountains. Ridgetop winds could be gusting 50-60+ mph from the southwest into early Monday morning, possibly causing a few lift delays. Then dropping through the day. By Monday afternoon we could see snowfall totals of 3-7 inches at the base and 6-10 inches on the upper mountain.
We may see another break Tuesday into next Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs warming back into the 40s on the lower mountain.
We may be right on the edge of the storm track when storms return later next week. That means the forecast could go either way, dry/wet. We will be watching closely and will let you know as we get closer.