Cold with rain and snow today and high winds on the mountain tops. Snow levels hovering around 6500 feet today. We could see 5-11 inches on the mountain. Winds gusting over 80 mph up top.
Tonight snow levels drop near the base with 3-5 inches possible and 4-7 inches on the mountain. Snow showers linger into Saturday with an inch or two possible on the mountain. Wind gusts dropping to around 60 mph.
We should see a break Saturday night into Sunday but with winds picking back up.
Then another storm moves in Sunday night into Monday. This storm also has snow levels near the base until falling later Monday. We could see 6-10 inches at the base, and 11-15 inches on the mountain by Monday night.
An atmospheric river will feed moisture into Northern CA Tuesday and possibly into Thursday. Snow levels may start near the base Tuesday, but then quickly rising to above 8000 feet Tuesday night. We could see a few inches of snow Tuesday before it turns to a rain event Tuesday night through Thursday.
The forecast models are split on how heavy the precip will be and if it will continue Thursday. Snow levels look to rise to 9000 feet Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday night into Friday a cold front may push in bringing more precip and snow levels falling to 7000 feet next Friday with several inches of snow possible on the mountain.
Then high pressure is expected to build in with a break in the storms for about a week. We may see an active pattern return after mid-month around the 17th.