We should expect unsettled weather for the next several days. A split low pressure trough will come up from the south Thursday bringing a lot of moisture from the sub-tropics. Rain could start late Thursday afternoon and be occasionally heavy through mid-day Friday. Snow levels will be very high, likely above 9,000’. Things break up a bit late Friday through Saturday afternoon, although rain showers could continue up in the mountains. While there isn’t a big risk as of yet for widespread flooding, the areas affected by recent wildfires could potentially experience flooding and slides. High temperatures will be near 70 on Thursday and drop to near 60 degrees on Friday.

The next potentially wet storm moves in late Saturday night, and that one will be somewhat colder. Snow levels will begin above 8,000’, but they will probably drop below the major mountain passes by Sunday, and may briefly reach Lake Tahoe elevations, but accumulations probably won’t be significant below 7,000’. Scattered mainly mountain showers will continue off and on through the first few days of next week.

 

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