After getting a few hundredths of an inch of rain Monday, things will dry out for a bit. The ridge of high pressure will continue to push the storm track to our north for most of the rest of the work week. That will result in variable cloudiness and warm temperatures throughout. There is some hope on the horizon for a significant storm pattern to set up over the weekend. An atmospheric river pattern appears to be developing that will strike the coast and mountains beginning late Friday or early Saturday. There is still a lot of uncertainty as to where the focus of the plume will be, and in all likelihood the valleys of western Nevada will be shadowed out from the majority of the precipitation, but there is a chance the mountains could receive a significant amount of high elevation snow. Snow levels will probably start out above 8,000′, but could lower periodically to below the pass levels off and on. What is more certain is we will see some strong valley winds starting Friday.

Early model output for this weekend.

Early model output for this weekend.

Atmos river 2

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