Tuesday – Wednesday:
Partly sunny Tuesday & Wednesday with increasing clouds later in the day both days, as a system moves through to our north Tuesday and the next storm approaches Wednesday. A chance for a stray snow shower. Highs in the 30s on the mountain and low 40s at the base.
Wednesday Night – Thursday Storm:
The next storm moves in Wednesday night around midnight with heavy snow with the cold front around sunrise Thursday, and then snow showers lingering into Thursday afternoon before clearing by sunset. Snow levels may start out just above the base around 6500-7000 ft. Wednesday night, but should fall below the base fairly quickly with all snow into Thursday.
The updated forecast this morning is for 3-6 inches at the base and 6-11 inches on the mountain by Thursday afternoon. Ridgetop winds gusting to 60+ mph early Thursday morning but coming down through the day.
If you plan to ski or ride this week while the snow and wind roll through, please check out tips of staying on a storm day.
We should see mostly sunny skies and lighter winds Friday through Sunday. Highs in the 40s at the base and 30s on the mountain. The dry pattern may continue into Monday.
The next chance for a storm is next Tuesday-Wednesday, but that system may split apart before reaching the Sierra. We will keep an eye on that over the next week.
We look to go into a drier pattern starting around the 23rd through Christmas week. Then possibly transitioning back into an unsettled pattern for the last few days of the month into January.