It looks like it is all downhill from here…at least for the next week. A cold low pressure center will drop down from the north, cooling us back into the 60s Thursday, the 50s Friday and Saturday, and then the 40s Sunday and Monday. Winds will be brisk starting Thursday afternoon and will strengthen on Friday.
Precipitation-wise, the valleys have a chance of getting some rain on Friday, mostly on the west side of the valley, and a much better chance on Saturday as the front passes over us and we get some spillover rain. It is the mountains that will be impacted the most. A Winter Storm Watch has been posted in the mountains from noon Friday through Saturday evening. Snow levels will start out at 7,000’ Friday and will drop to near Lake Tahoe level by Saturday. Colder air moves in on Sunday, dropping snow levels close to the valley floors, although it’s unlikely there will be any accumulations lower than the mid-foothills.
Temperatures rebound slightly Tuesday and Wednesday (to the 50s and low 60s) with a slight chance of scattered showers remaining.