It is still looking like a fairly stormy pattern will continue off and on through the weekend and into the first of next. For Friday, a moderate storm front will bring rain and snow to the mountains (snow level between 6,500-7,000’) and a chance of scattered rain to the valleys. Temperatures will top out near 60 degrees. Saturday, a brief break occurs between storms, and Saturday night the next storm arrives, bringing strong winds, mountain snow through Sunday night (A Winter Storm Watch has been issued) and cooler temperatures. For the valleys, the rain might turn to snow by early Monday morning, but it is unlikely that there will be any significant accumulations down low. But travel over the mountains will be challenging Friday night and then late Saturday night through Monday midday. Total snow accumulations will vary greatly depending on elevation, but by Monday the lake could potentially accumulate a foot or more, and the mountaintops could see upwards of an additional three feet.

It comes at a good time, as total snowpack water contents have dropped to just below average for this time of year, but should rebound nicely by next week.

 

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