Today will be the last mild and dry day for a while. We are expecting breezy conditions on the mountain today and temperatures in the 40's as a storm approaches for the weekend.
The snow will begin to fall on the mountain tonight and will continue through the weekend. Snow levels will hover close to the base of the mountain through the weekend. On the mountain by Monday morning we could see a total of 12-18 inches of snow. Half of that coming Saturday and the other half coming Sunday. At the base it will depend on the snow levels but we could see several inches.
We may see a brief break in the precipitation on Monday before a stronger storm pushes in off the Pacific sometime Tuesday, and could last into Thursday. This storm will draw in moisture from the subtropics which will enhance the amount of precip we see, but could also raise the snow levels above 7000 feet on Tuesday.
By Wednesday the low pressure system pushes in off of the Pacific Ocean and drops the snow levels back down near 7000 feet, which is just above the base. By Thursday morning we could have an additional 2 feet at High Camp and the top of Alpine, on top of what falls this weekend. On the lower half of the mountain it will depend on the snow levels, but we could see up to a foot of new snow.
By next weekend quiter weather may move back in for about a week.