For Friday, we should start the day with mostly sunny skies and then clouds could start streaming in later in the day. Highs in the 30s on the mountain. Gusty northeast winds early in the morning becoming lighter, but then increasing from the southwest through the afternoon. Gusting to 50+ mph up top by evening.
Storms take aim at the Pacific NW over the weekend. We may be on the southern edge of moisture streaming into off the Pacific all weekend. We should see clouds with the chance for very light and scattered showers through the weekend. Snow levels could fluctuate between 6000-7000 ft. through Sunday with rain showers possible at the base.
For snowfall, we could see a dusting of snow on the upper mountain every 12-hours or so. In total through Sunday night, we may only see up to 1 inch of snow up top. Ridgetop winds could be gusting from the southwest up to 40-50+ mph all weekend.
The next storm moves in Monday morning with some heavier snow during the day, and showers lingering into Monday night before ending by Tuesday morning. We may see snow levels start out above the base Monday around 6500-7000 ft. Then dropping to the base by evening. Ridgetop winds could be gusting to 80+ mph and could close down some upper mountain lifts.
Snowfall amounts for the upper mountain look to be in the 10-15 inch range through Monday night. Rain turning to snow at the base and 4-9 inches possible down to the base by Tuesday morning.
Tuesday – Wednesday:
We should see a break for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s with lighter winds.
The next storm could move in Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. This storm looks to weaken as it moves into northern CA. We will have to see if it reaches the northern Sierra. If it does we could see a few inches of snow Wednesday night.
We may have another break Thursday with mostly sunny skies likely and highs in the 30s. Then the next system may fall apart as it approaches the coast next Friday. Another weak system is possible for the weekend of the 9th.
There are signs of a drier pattern setting up starting the week of the 11th.