Cold Front Sunday:
Sunday we have a strong cold front moving through but with limited moisture. We could see snow showers by late morning through the afternoon, and lingering into the evening before clearing. Snow levels crashing below the base at the start. By Sunday evening we could see 1-3 inches of new snow.
Temperatures in the 30s in the morning with colder air moving in during the afternoon. Strong wind gusts over the ridges gusting to 60+ mph early Sunday morning and increasing to 80+ mph as the cold front approaches, possibly closing some upper mountain lifts. Then dropping to 40+ mph behind the front during the afternoon.
The Week Ahead:
Sunny and dry weather expected through next week as high pressure builds back in off the CA coast. It's cold Monday with highs only in the 20s, and brisk northeast winds gusting to 30+ mph up top making it feel even colder.
Temperatures warm slightly each day through the rest of the week. Highs into the 30s Tuesday, 40s Wednesday-Thursday, and 50's possibly at the base by Friday.
Saturday should be sunny with slightly cooler temperatures in the 40s. We could see another shot of colder air and snow showers Saturday night as another cold front moves through from the north. That will colder temperatures for next Sunday.
The long-range models keep us in a drier pattern into the beginning of the week of the 10th, but they begin to shift the ridge away from the coast with storms possibly returning around the 12th. That could possibly bring a more active pattern through mid-month. We will continue to watch the long-range to see if we could finally see a more active pattern.