Mostly sunny for Friday with highs warming into the 40s.
Saturday we could see increasing winds and clouds by afternoon ahead of the next storm. The ridgetop winds could be gusting up to 60+ mph from the west by later in the day.
Rain moves in by late afternoon/evening from the next system with snow levels possibly staying above 8000 ft. into Sunday morning. We could see rain showers Sunday but we could also have a bit of a break at times. 1-4″ of wet snow is possible above 8000 ft. Ridgetop winds increasing to 80+ mph. Highs in the 30s on the mountain.
Sunday night into Monday a colder low moves down the West Coast bringing in more moisture and colder air with falling snow levels well below the base. We could see heavier snow Sunday night into Monday with snow showers possibly continuing into Wednesday morning.
The forecast models are coming into better agreement with the total precipitation amounts today. The European model has backed off of the huge totals and is now more in line with the other models. Based on the latest model runs we could see 1.5 – 2 feet of snow in total at the base by Wednesday morning, and 2-3 feet on the mountain.
The winds are still gusty Monda and then should come down some for Tuesday into Wednesday but are still breezy. Highs in the low 30s at the base and 20s on the mountain each day. We’ll continue to update the details for this storm as we get closer.
We should see a break in the storms with some sun Thursday – into next Friday. Then the long-range models suggest a weaker system is possible during the weekend of the 12th-13th. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the long-range forecast trends.