We have a bit of a break before a series of potentially wet storms come through the region this weekend. For Wednesday and Thursday, partly cloudy skies along with some afternoon winds will produce a warm pattern (mid-60s) ahead of the storms. On Friday, the first of several waves hits the mountains, bringing rain and high elevation snow (likely above 7,500’, though those snow levels will bounce up and down throughout the weekend, and could drop briefly below the pass levels.) Western Nevada will likely be shadowed out on Friday with strong winds producing more dust than rain, although we have a decent chance of seeing some spillover precipitation late Friday night.
A somewhat weaker storm comes through Sunday, followed on Monday by another potentially strong system. The Monday system should be a little colder, and could drop snow levels close to Lake Tahoe, although the vast majority of any snow accumulation throughout the series of storms will be above the 8,000’ elevation. And while a colder storm pattern would be preferable, at this stage we’ll take anything we can get.