Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy as the next storm approaches CA. Highs in the 40s. Lighter winds.
Saturday Night - Sunday Storm:
The next storm moves in Saturday evening around 9-10 PM and lasts into Sunday morning, with scattered snow showers possibly lingering into Sunday afternoon. Snow levels will start high with this storm Saturday night, around 8000 ft. Then lowering to near the base Sunday morning as the storm starts to wind down. Winds on Sunday could gust to 50+ mph early and then fall through the day.
We could see 1-3 inches of wet snow at the base Sunday morning depending on how fast the snow levels drop before the storm winds down. On the mountain, we could see 3-7 inches of snow at mid-mountain, and 5-9 inches on the upper mountain by Sunday afternoon.
Monday looks to be sunny and slightly cooler with highs in the 30s up top and 40s at the base. A weak storm moving through to the north on Tuesday could bring mostly cloudy skies and the chance of a flake or two.
Wednesday through the end of the week high pressure builds in over CA. That brings us a drier and milder pattern. We should see mostly sunny skies with highs into the 40s Wednesday, and warming into the 50s at the base by the end of the week.
The long-range models suggest we could transition back to a cooler pattern the week of the 3rd, and possibly a more active pattern going into the 2nd week of February.