As one storm begins to wind down, we will ease into a cool but generally dry weekend… a nice chance to dry out before what could be a very wet system gets lined up to visit us next week. In the short term, scattered snow showers could linger into Saturday morning with only minor accumulations. Temperatures on Saturday will still be cool (low 40s in the valleys) and will only warm into the upper 40s by Sunday with partly cloudy skies. As we start the next work week, temperatures will rise into the 50s on Monday and then bump into the mid-50s on Tuesday.

It’s beginning to look more likely that a wet storm will move into the area Wednesday and Thursday, with the computer models showing a possible atmospheric river pattern which will draw up a moist plume of air from the sub-tropics. Snow levels with this system will start out fairly high (in the 8,000’ range) but could lower below Lake Tahoe (and even possibly close to the valley floor) by the end of the week.