Clouds and sun for Friday. Highs into the 40s up top & 50s at the base. Winds increasing with ridgetop gusts to 65+ mph Friday afternoon, likely closing some upper mountain lifts.
The next system moves in early Saturday morning. We could see snow showers through the day on Saturday and becoming more scattered Saturday night. Snow levels below the base. Highs dropping into the 30s.
The forecast models are still not in agreement on total precipitation amounts. Using the current average we could see 3-6 inches of snow on the mountain by Sunday morning, and 1-3 inches at the base.
Sunday - Monday:
Temperatures stay colder Sunday - Monday, in the 30s on the mountain to near 40 at the base for highs. A system sitting off the coast could stream clouds and some moisture into the area during the 2-day period. That will bring the chance for scattered snow showers at times over the mountain.
We could see 1-3+ inches of new snow fall on the mountain over the two days. At the base, we may not see much accumulation during the day with the high sun angle and temperatures above freezing.
Tuesday - Thursday:
The system off the coast will move into CA Tue - Thu bringing the chance for rain & snow on the mountains. We will be on the northern edge of the system as it moves through southern CA. That could bring light-moderate precipitation. Snow levels could rise above the base to around 7000-7500 ft. by Wednesday.
We will fine-tune the potential snowfall amounts for the mountain as we get closer. Right now it looks like a few up to several inches of new snow possible depending on the track of the low as it moves inland.
The pattern may remain active through the 3rd week of March with another storm possible for the weekend of the 14th and more the week of the 16th.