We have had a break so far this week in the storms, with mild weather. That will change tomorrow as a strong storm moves into Northern CA. The stormy pattern looks to continue through the end of next week.
The winds will pick up today as a strong jet stream moves over CA. Clouds will be on the increase as well. The winds will be even stronger tonight into Thursday as the storm approaches.
As for the precipitation we are expecting the possibility of some light snow showers Thursday morning with snow levels around 8000 ft. During the afternoon a cold front will push through bringing in heavier snowfall and dropping the snow levels below the base. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to continue Thursday night into Friday before tapering off by Friday night.
Total snowfall accumulations at the base by Saturday morning could be around 12-18 inches. At mid-mountain we could see 18-30 inches, and up to 3 feet up top.
Over the weekend we dry out but temperatures stay cool behind the cold front. Next week a weaker storm could bring more snow on Monday, with another storm right behind that one for Tuesday and Wednesday. Light to moderate snowfall amounts are expected. We can look at that in more detail once this storm is over.
Beyond that we could see another cold storm bring snow next Friday the 19th. Then the forecast models hint at drier weather heading into the holiday week.
Updates daily. BA