We have a bit of a break in the action coming our way, with the next storm system slated to move through on Friday and Saturday. For the short term, a mild ridge of high pressure will bump the next Pacific system to our north. We’ll start out with partly cloudy skies Wednesday, and then catch a little more cloudiness in the afternoon as the southern edge of a cold front brushes by.
One other possibility to consider is a chance of local freezing fog, especially in the area around Truckee, but we could potentially see some in the valleys. High temperatures will stay in the 50s through Friday.
Benign clouds will increase Thursday, but it will be Friday before the next storm system moves through. This will be a colder storm with snow levels that will probably start somewhere around Lake Tahoe, but could drop to near the valley floors by Saturday. I don’t expect any valley accumulations at this point, but once again travel over the passes could get very tough as we head into the weekend.