We have mostly sunny skies for Sunday. Highs into the 50s at the base and 40s up top along with lighter winds.
As high pressure starts to build back into the region Monday the pressure gradient between that and low pressure to our north could bring strong gusty winds. We could see gusts from the west up to 70+ mph Monday morning and up to 90+ mph afternoon. That could/should close a few upper mountain lifts.
Outside of the strong winds we could see sun and clouds with highs into the 50s at the base and 40s up top.
Tuesday – Friday:
High pressure continues to build in over the region through the end of the week. That will continue the sunny skies and will bring a warm-up. Highs into the 60s at the base by Wednesday through Friday, and 50s on the upper mountain. We may even approach 70 degrees at the base Thursday & Friday.
The winds could still be a little gusty Tuesday morning but then should drop off, with lighter winds through the end of the week.
The next trough is digging in from the north by Saturday. We should stay sunny but highs may cool back into the 50s. The trough could hang around through the week of the 11th and could be deeper than the ones we’ve been seeing. That could bring colder air, breezy winds, and the storm track dipping into the northern Sierra.
The latest long-range forecast model runs show the chance for a system to bring rain & snow to the area by Monday the 11th. They suggest the pattern could remain colder with a chance of showers for a few days. We will continue to watch the trends as we get closer to see if the mountain could pick up some fresh snow.